National Issues

XXI Congress of the PCP

Mandate Verification Committee Report

The Mandate Verification Committee examined the documentation concerning the election of delegates for the 21st Congress.

618 delegates are present, whose mandates are confirmed by the Mandate Verification Committee, as they are in accordance with the rules and Regulations for the debate in PCP and the election of delegates, following the verification of the minutes of the Elective Assemblies and the attending delegates’ credentials.

On the changes to the Thesis/Draft Political Resolutions

Speech by Vasco Cardoso, member of the Political Comission of the Central Committee, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

On the changes to the Thesis/Draft Political Resolutions

The Drafting Committee Report, which has been handed out, contains information on the Thesis/Draft Political resolution changes.

The Draft Resolution submitted to the Congress results from an intense process of collective debate since stage one - debating which issues would lead to the draft thesis - to the discussion, during this third stage, which has the Party collective contributing to its construction.

Motion «Freedom and Democracy»

Motion approved unanimously by the XXI Congress of the PCP

The Economy and the Political Solutions

Speech by Agostinho Lopes, Member of the Central Committee, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

The Economy and the Political Solutions

Comrades,

Opening of the XXI Congress of the PCP

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

Opening of the XXI Congress of the PCP

First and foremost, I would like to greet the delegates to the XXI Congress who are here representing our entire party collective and wish them well in their work.

We are holding our Congress in a very different context from what is usual, as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Persistence and determination to find concrete solutions for the workers and people

Speech by

Persistence and determination to find concrete solutions for the workers and people

The PCP intervened in the debate on this Budget denouncing the profound shortcomings and limitations of the proposal that the Government presented more than a month ago. As we stressed from the beginning, both the Budget Proposal and the Government's options, which lie beyond the Budget, do not respond to the needs of the country. But we have also always said that, given the seriousness of the national situation, we would not give up fighting the battle to the end to find solutions.

On the evaluation and final vote on the State Budget for 2021

Statement by João Oliveira, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the PCP

On the evaluation and final vote on the State Budget for 2021

The path of analysis and intervention that the PCP has had on the State Budget is public knowledge. As we have emphasised from the beginning, both the Budget Proposal and the Government's options that go beyond the Budget do not correspond to the demands facing the country.

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On the start of voting on the specialty of the 2021 State Budget proposal

Statement by João Oliveira, President of the Parliamentary Group and member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee

On the start of voting on the specialty of the 2021 State Budget proposal

The vote on the specialty of the State Budget proposal for next year starts this afternoon. We are all aware of the situation we are experiencing.

The situation is indeed exceptional and needs an exceptional response. It was in this sense that the PCP presented more than 300 proposals covering practically all areas of national life.

Problems that are already present and that are likely to be heightened must have a serious answer. There are options that the Government has to make. In and outside the Budget, otherwise the way is open for the situation to worsen.

What is the rationale of seeking to guarantee health by instilling fear and insecurity in people?

Speech by , Debate on the request for authorization to renew the state of emergency

What is the rationale of seeking to guarantee health by instilling fear and insecurity in people?

It is necessary to relieve the pressure that is placed on the NHS, avoid its rupture and create conditions to provide for the other health care situations. The restrictive measures that have been imposed under the state of emergency do not allow the necessary stopping of the epidemic and are simultaneously throwing the country into an unsustainable economic and social situation.

We said fifteen days ago that the declaration of a State of Emergency should be rejected.

What is needed is to defend and strengthen the NHS and combat the plunder of the NHS by private groups

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Action “In defence of the National Health Service against the plunder by private groups” privados»

What is needed is to defend and strengthen the NHS and combat the plunder of the NHS by private groups

The holding of this initiative, and of three dozen more that are taking place from North to South of the country, is the culmination of the national action promoted by the PCP, which began about a month ago with the motto - fight COVID, recover backlogs, guarantee access to healthcare - which aims to draw attention to the health situation and, fundamentally, to denounce the campaign that is underway against the National Health Service, by the economic groups in the business of disease.