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The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, considered this Thursday “a beginning of a positive attitude” and “very important” that government officials understand and recognize that “things are not going well” as the Prime Minister did on the health.

On the sidelines of a visit to the “Primeira Pedra” project in Lisbon, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was asked about the debate in parliament that took place the day before and the explanations that the Prime Minister, António Costa, gave to deputies about the situation that lives in the health sector.

“One thing is certain: the Prime Minister acknowledged that there are structural, serious problems, unacceptable situations. I think it is very important when government officials realize that things are not going well”, he underlined.

Despite assuming that “it is not enough”, for the President of the Republic “it is the beginning of a positive attitude because it usually or often happens that government officials do not see reality”.

“The people live in one way and those with greater political responsibilities do not see this whole reality. If you see the reality that is already a good conversation starter”, she emphasized.

As for the impasse in negotiations between the government and unions, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa hopes that this “small part of the problem” will have “greater success” at the next meeting.

“As the Government has already admitted, there are deeper and broader things and the Prime Minister himself had to admit that management has to be changed, restructured, changed in many aspects, and this is also the way to resolve the broader health problem”, warned.

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