The president of Chega, André Ventura, said this Tuesday that the PS and the PSD should be treated “as equals”, considering the idea that the party can only integrate a parliamentary majority that is led by the PSD “wrong”.
One of the lessons that I think the last legislative session brought us must be, with all the capacity for perception, this: both the PSD and the PS must be treated by us as equals”, he stated.
The only deputy of Chega in the Assembly of the Republic was speaking today in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, in a balance of parliamentary activity.
Affirming that the PSD “always” can “attack” Chega, André Ventura stressed that the “opponent” of the party is the “system”, whether it is “played by the PS or the PSD”.
This idea that Chega can only govern with the PSD or if the PSD one day accepts in a future parliamentary majority is a wrong idea”, stated.
And he added: “If the PSD leans us against the parliamentary wall, we must have the same capacity as we had with the PS, to say that we will vote against if the conditions are not guaranteed.”
André Ventura also said that he was “amazed” at the inclusion of the reduction of deputies in the proposed constitutional revision of the PSD.
“I was even told that reducing deputies would harm the smaller parties. Because, with astonishment, I see that three or four days ago, Dr. Rui Rio presented the proposal for the constitutional revision of the PSD, which includes the reduction of deputies, which was proposed by us and rejected by the PSD”, he pointed out.
The Chega deputy stressed that the constitutional revision “is not a fetish” of the party, stressing that the party will not abdicate its revision project.
“Chega should never abdicate its project and the process of constitutional review. Will we participate in this PSD project? Evidently. We are not doing what other parties have done to us, which is not even participating in our project”, he concluded.