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The Health situation - the necessary response to the epidemic

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Press conference

The Health situation - the necessary response to the epidemic

A year after the outbreak of the epidemic in Portugal, and despite the advances in science at the service of health, we continue to face a time of great complexities and uncertainties.

The health situation has worsened significantly with a negative evolution of the epidemic, which is putting the National Health Service and its professionals under enormous pressure, with consequences in the very significant increase in hospitalisations, particularly in Intensive Care Units.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of January 26, 2021

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of January 26, 2021

The Central Committee of the PCP analysed the results of the January 24 elections for President of the Republic and the resulting political framework. It assessed the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country and the responses that are needed. It outlined the main lines of intervention of the Party, in which the response to the national situation, the strengthening of the Party and the celebrations of its Centennial stand out.

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On the results of the Presidential elections 2021

Statement by João Ferreira, Candidate for President of the Republic, Lisboa

On the results of the Presidential elections 2021

Good evening,

At the end of an election day that took place in such a specific, complex and difficult moment in our collective life, I would like to begin by highlighting the civic example of the thousands of members and workers at the Polling stations who, throughout the country, allowed the organization of this Electoral Act and ensured that it took place smoothly and under conditions that guaranteed the protection of everyone’s health. To all, special greetings and thanks.

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