National Issues

Regarding the 2021 Presidential Elections

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa

Regarding the 2021 Presidential Elections

1. The reelection, on the first round, of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reflects the expected outcome of an elaborate promotion of this candidate which, besides the unique advantage resulting from the exercise of Presidential functions, benefited from the fabrication of a studied unanimity based on a methodically and continually promoted campaign.

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On the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union which now begins

Statement by Sandra Pereira, Member of the European Parliament

On the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union which now begins

The Portuguese Government assumes, during the first half of 2021, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

For the PCP, this should be an opportunity for Portugal to put on the European Union's agenda the need to question the course and policies that it imposes on the peoples and which are at the root of the social inequalities and asymmetries of development that pass through it.

«Portugal can and must win, but with a different policy, a policy to serve the people and the country»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Montemor-o-Novo, Public Session [2021 Presidential elections]

«Portugal can and must win, but with a different policy, a policy to serve the people and the country»

To all of you, to the workers and people of the city and municipality of Montemor-o-Novo and, in particular, to the retired, pensioners and elderly people to whom we dedicate our Public Session, our most cordial greetings.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of December 12, 2020

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of December 12, 2020

The Central Committee of the PCP, meeting on 12 December 2020, made the assessment of the XXI Congress, took decisions on the leadership work, analysed the recent developments of the national situation and of the mass struggle, the elections for President of the Republic, the intervention of the PCP and defined its priorities for action.

On the European Council of December 10 and 11

Statement by Sandra Pereira, PCP’s MP in the European Parliament

On the European Council of December 10 and 11

As expected, the European Council approved the new Multiannual Financial Framework, as well as the “Recovery Fund”.

The difficulties and stalemates surrounding the approval of these financial instruments, and the way in which they were overcome, confirm contradictions and problems indissociable from the nature of the European Union, which are far from being resolved and which go beyond obvious divergences with Hungary and Poland.

General Secretary of the PCP

Elected by majority with one vote against
Comrade Jerónimo de Sousa decided not to vote in his election

Jerónimo de Sousa

Metallurgical worker. 73 years old.

Central Control Comission

Unanimously Approved

Agostinho Lopes

Albano Nunes

Armando Morais

Carlos Gonçalves

Francisco Melo

Secretariat of the Central Committee

Unanimously Approved

Alexandre Araújo

Intellectual. 48 years

Francisco Lopes

Factory Worker. 65 years

Jerónimo de Sousa

Metallurgical worker. 73 years

Jorge Cordeiro

Employee. 67 years

Political Committee of the Central Committee

Approved by majority with one abstension

Ângelo Alves

Intellectual. 49 years

Armindo Miranda

Employee. 67 years

Belmiro Magalhães

Degree in History. 38 years

Carina Castro

Degree in Visual Arts. 37 years

The international relations of the PCP. PCP and the communist and international revolutionary movement

Speech by Pedro Guerreiro, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

The international relations of the PCP. PCP and the communist and international revolutionary movement

Comrades,

We are holding our 21th Congress under extraordinary circumstances which do not make it possible to have the presence of international guests, representatives of communist parties and other revolutionary and progressive forces, with which we have ties of friendship and struggle. This does not mean, however, that internationalist solidarity is not present and alive in our Congress.