The president of Chega spoke this Wednesday at the Movement Europe and Freedom (MEL), an event that brings together the most different quarters of the Portuguese right, and which is taking place for the third time. In a speech marked by a division between right and left, André Ventura looked inside to ask for an outside attack.
Turning directly to the audience, and criticizing the excess of “cordiality” in the face of the left’s failures, André Ventura says that the opposite did not happen, and that the left was crushing the “cases” of the right, like submarines or Security Social.
But the president of Chega went further, and said that “the fault of the right is not in power is ours”, of the right itself.
We have the most hypocritical left in Europe, and the most hypocritical left does not give bonbons, there is a political blow “, concluded.
Making a distinction between what he says is the “classic right” and the “new right”, André Ventura stated that he does not have any “virus”, pointing out that many people question the legitimacy of a political relationship between Chega and PSD.
But, for the deputy, the big question is not this, but rather the following: “Can the classic right dream or not to return to power without the new right”, being applauded after the question.
In clear indirect ways to the PSD, André Ventura clearly emphasized the idea that social democrats are unlikely to be able to govern without their support, idea that I had already expressed on TVI24.
There is no survey that does not put Chega in third or fourth place “, he reiterated, saying that Rui Rio has not been able to play the role of opposition.
Speaking again to the audience, and recalling that the presidents of the Liberal Initiative and the CDS refused, on the same stage, to be part of a government with Chega, André Ventura said that “there will never be a government in Portugal without Chega”.
Pointing out flaws in the action of the right as an opposition, the deputy stated that the left took advantage of the period to tamper with the Court of Auditors, to remove the attorney general or the directors of the Judicial Police.
No one has ever faced them like us “, creased.
Regarding the presence of Chega in the political scene, he said that the party should be taken into account, namely “until António Costa ceases to be prime minister”.