The President of Portugal, Marcelo de Rebelo de Sousa, has set this Thursday for January 30, 2022 the anticipated appointment of the Portuguese with the polls, after last week, the Socialist Government of Prime Minister António Costa, did not will be able to carry out the budget law for next year.
“I have listened to all parties and to the Council of State. I have analyzed the economic and social situation. I have reflected on the economic and financial situation. However, I have decided to dissolve the Assembly and call elections for January 30,” he announced the Portuguese president in a speech to the nation.
On Wednesday, the Council of State accepted by majority, except with the votes against the representatives of the Left Bloc and the Communist Party –the forces that Costa was unable to convince to approve the budgets–, Rebelo de Sousa’s proposal of early elections, after a meeting that lasted for five hours.