In her usual comment space “Right to the Subject”, Maria João Avillez analyzed the political future of Passos Coelho and revealed the content of some conversations she had with the former prime minister of Portugal.
It was even based on these confidences that the TVI commentator states without a shadow of a doubt that Passos Coelho is not considering going to the polls in the near future.
Pedro Passos Coelho, after the PSD’s defeat in the 2017 local authorities, “has taken conclusions and thinks that the right and the center right will be more successful without him”.
From the perspective of the former leader, “what was to be done in the country now would require a new perspective on what would be a better future for the country. Reforms and policy approaches that the Portuguese would not be interested in”.
Maria João Avillez says that Pedro Passos Coelho “wants other reforms, greater attention to the real problems of the country”.
“This means that he will not come back, because he added to his perspective that there is a part of a country that glues him to a past of very hard sacrifices”, stresses the commentator, noting that there is a part of the country that would not follow him in the approach policy that he had.
This divergence began to take shape and take root and he began to say that the country does not want what it would want”.
Affirming that there is a part of the “horribly sebastianist” right that has settled in waiting for Passos Coelho, the commentator reiterates that the social democrat “is not afraid to return to the polls. It’s not just up for grabs.”
Maria João Avillez also highlights that Passos Coelho considers “that António Costa’s cycle has to go to the end. The polls will decide whether this time was a happy one for voters”.