President says majority to approve "very limited" state of emergency

in News · 03-11-2020 10:12:00 · 4 Comments
President says majority to approve "very limited" state of emergency

Portugal’s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, last night said there is a majority of at least two thirds to approve a "very limited" state of emergency, after having heard parties with parliamentary representation.

In an interview with RTP, the head of state stressed that a "very limited, mainly preventive" state of emergency is at stake, rather than "aiming for total or almost total confinement" like what took place between March 19 and May 2.

The President said he will now see what economic and social partners have to say on the matter, but confirmed it is the inclination of the government.



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By Magnus from Other on 04-11-2020 03:37

Anyone had enough yet ????‍♀️ Businesses should stay open and everyone just go about their lives just as we did at the start of this year that they've stolen from us and will continue to do so unless we take a stand........unmasked.



By Sarah L from Other on 03-11-2020 04:23

The Portuguese President and Prime Minister have swiftly gone from well informed ,intelligent and decisive decision makers early this year in the face of Wave 1 to imbecilic buffoons today. They look hopeless lost and weak in the face of what needs to be done. It is unfortunate. They have lost control and everyday people are losing their lives, some needlessly. President, Prime Minister, you should be ashamed.

By I Wonder from Lisbon on 03-11-2020 02:51

What the heck is a “very limited mainly preventive state of emergency” ???
It sounds like a state of emergency with a weird twist to me.
Now they are even redefining a declaration of national emergency. What’s next ??!!!
Ludicrous.

By Sue Dobbs from Algarve on 03-11-2020 12:27
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