The State Budget proposal was delivered by the Government, last Monday, at the Assembly of the Republic. As it stands, the usual partners of the Socialist Party, the Left Bloc and the Portuguese Communist Party, have already made it known that they will vote against the document, which could lead the country into a political crisis.
In her usual space for comment, Maria João Avillez recalled that it was the President of the Republic who warned of a possible political crisis, however, she stresses that none of the political parties seems willing to risk going to elections.
I don’t think either party wants elections. There is a whole range of bad possibilities that would open up with this solution”, highlighted.
For the commentator, this solution is also not to the liking of António Costa, who, despite having “issued many safety signals” after the elections, as he realized that there had been “a certain vitality on the right”.
A scenario where the country goes to early elections will also not be a scenario desired by the Left Bloc, which Maria João Avillez says is a party that “does not have the smallest national implantation”, without the ability to have a City Council. For the PCP, the scenario is no longer encouraging.
The Communist Party had what it had in the elections. I wouldn’t say it’s wasting away, but it’s disappearing a bit from the political map. The PCP is raising the bar, asking for 15 to see if it gets 7.5″, highlights.
Maria João Avillez recalled that a year ago the conversation in the public sphere about the debate on the State Budget could have been identical and criticized what she considers to be “a game where the country loses”.
Between concessions, surprises, suspense, tricks, warnings, the game goes on. There should be more concessions to the far-left parties to approve the Budget. If António Costa has managed this type of thing well until today, the country has been impoverished from one concession to another”, he explained.
These concessions, criticizes the commentator, have suffocated companies and destroyed the Portuguese business fabric. The government, “in Portugal, the indispensable creation of wealth is not cherished” and, in his opinion, he cares about what will lead to the far left.