President to travel to Madeira as country awaits decision on new PM

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 12-11-2015 08:42:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal's president, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, is to travel to Madeira as planned on Monday for a two-day visit to the region, according to a statement issued by his office on Wednesday, even as his decision is awaited on who is to be the country's next prime minister.

On Tuesday this week, Portugal's parliament approved a motion to reject the programme of the right-of-centre government, requiring its resignation. It is up to the president to appoint a new prime minister, after consulting all parties with seats in parliament.

The Madeira trip is part of a longstanding engagement to do with an initiative aimed at promoting economic dynamism that was launched in April last year with a visit to manufacturing plants in northern Portugal.

No details of the trip are mentioned in the statement, which says only that its objectives and programme are to be unveiled on Friday morning at a briefing.


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