By Friday, the date on which the deadline ended, the parties with parliamentary seats had submitted more than 1,400 amendments to the proposed law on the State Budget for 2022 (OE2022).

According to the website of the Assembly of the Republic, consulted by Lusa, this Saturday, 1,486 proposals for amendments to the budget proposal were registered in the system, while on Friday, at 19:00, a total of 1,373 proposals had been entered.

The number of proposed amendments is, however, below the more than 1,500 proposals submitted under the State Budget for 2021, the year in which the historic maximum was reached.

This year, the ‘lion’s share’ of amendment proposals submitted by the parties belongs to the PCP, which submitted 346 proposals, followed by Chega, with 308 proposals.

The PAN, on the other hand, presented 244 amendment proposals, while the largest opposition party, the PSD, delivered 175 proposals and the Left Bloc 137 proposals.

In turn, the Liberal Initiative delivered 127 amendment proposals and the Livre 84.

The party that supports the Government was the one that submitted the lowest number of amendment proposals, with 65 registrations.

The proposal for OE2022 was approved in general, on April 29, in the Assembly of the Republic, with only votes in favor of the PS and abstentions of the sole deputies of the PAN and the Livre.

The diploma was approved by the 120 deputies of the PS, which has an absolute majority of the 230 seats in parliament, and had the abstentions of the only deputies of the PAN, Inês Sousa Real, and the Livre, Rui Tavares.

The discussion of the document in the specialty in plenary starts on May 23, extending throughout the week – with debate in the morning and votes in the afternoon, as usual.

The final global vote on the document will take place on 27 May.


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