The historian and founding member of Livre, Rui Tavares, is the candidate for the presidency of the Lisbon City Council in the next municipal elections, the party announced this Friday.

In a statement, Livre released the provisional results of the second round of the party’s primaries to choose candidates for this year’s municipal elections, which by law must take place between September and October.

In this round of primaries, Livre also chose candidates for the Municipal Councils of Braga (Teresa Mota), Coimbra (Rui Mamede), Leiria (Filipe Honório) and Vila Real de Santo António (Marta Setúbal).

“These results are final for the tabulation of votes and, if no complaints are filed within the regulatory deadline, they will become definitive”, indicates the party on the same note.

In his candidacy presentation, available on the party’s website, Rui Tavares proposes “four major missions for housing, transport, work and culture”.

In housing, Rui Tavares points out that “Portugal is the country in Western Europe where people live with less comfort, in particular thermal, indoors — and Lisbon is the capital in which more houses are poorly insulated or less efficiently air conditioned”.

“This is a problem with good sustainable solutions, but one that most of our fellow citizens cannot afford. Our first mission is to create a home and workplace renovation program that provides employment in the short term and helps us achieve our climate change goals — in exchange for affordable housing in properties that have been renovated. made with public funding”, he writes.

In the field of transport, Tavares defends “a new type of versatile, electric, point-to-point and inclusive transport network”.

As for work, culture and leisure, the candidate wants “new ideas for old buildings: proximity telework sites and neighborhood cultural centers with the possibility of use by associations, small companies or NGOs [Organizações Não-Governamentais]”.

In addition to Rui Tavares, for the race for the presidency of the municipality, currently led by Fernando Medina (PS), the candidacies of Carlos Moedas (PSD/CDS-PP/PPM/MPT/Aliança), João Ferreira (CDU) have been announced so far. ), Bruno Horta Soares (IL), Nuno Graciano (Enough), Beatriz Gomes Dias (BE), Tiago Matos Gomes (Volt) and Manuela Gonzaga (PAN).

The Chamber of Lisbon is currently made up of eight elected by the PS (including Citizens for Lisbon and Lisbon is a lot of people), one by BE (which has a governance agreement with the socialists), four by CDS-PP, two from the PSD and two from the CDU.

According to the law, local elections must take place between September 22 and October 14, but the date has not yet been announced by the Government.

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