The PCP parliamentary group argues that the quota should be “increased to 35%”, recalling that “the current law allows it to be set between 25 and 40% and experience has already shown that setting the minimum is not justified”.

The PAN party understands that the quota should be increased to 30%, "in order to promote and value the national musical culture, ensuring that Portuguese artists have space to present their works and expand their audience".

The mandatory minimum quota for Portuguese music on radio stations came into force in 2009. At that time, it was established that it would be 25 percent.

In March 2021, the minimum quota increased to 30%, as part of the measures to respond to the covid-19 pandemic. A year later, in 2022, it returned to 25%.

On March 9 of this year, in response to the Lusa agency, the Ministry of Culture recalled that “the change in the minimum quota threshold from 25% to 30% occurred in a very specific context of a pandemic”.

The Government's decision to return to the 25% quota gave rise to an online petition, “For the increase in the minimum mandatory quota of Portuguese music on the radios”, which has more than 7,100 signatures.