Convinced that the reinforcement of the social supports he enacted is fair and defends that “it is the law that serves politics, it is not politics that serves the law”, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa decided to turn the needle of the conflict that this week opposed him to the prime minister, for whom the laws he signed are unconstitutional, and is preparing to focus on the country’s Recovery Plan (PRR) that the European ‘bazooka’ will finance.
Next Monday, the President receives in Belém the governor of Banco de Portugal, Mário Centeno, and the ‘architect’ of the Plan, António Costa Silva, and until June a large part of his agenda will be filled with listening to economists, managers and union leaders about the PRR. At the same time, Marcelo wants to demand clarification from political parties on the issue he considers central to ensure that the plan starts smoothly and proceeds at a cruising speed: whether the government and the opposition want to carry the legislature to the end or not.
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