National Issues

The working Class and Trade Union Movement

Speech by Paulo Raimundo, Membro of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

The working Class and Trade Union Movement

The working class and working people, organized in their class Trade Unions have, in [the Trade Union Central] CGTP-IN, a steadfast organization, conherent and which can be trusted. An organization which, at every moment of its history, has fulfilled its role and shouldered its responsibilities in the defense of the workers and the country.

On Party cadres

Speech by José Capucho, Member of the Political Committee and of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the PCP, Loures, XXI Congresso do PCP

On Party cadres

Since the XX Congress, our Party has been called to face new and complex challenges, responding to complex and unprecedented demands. We were called to respond to the violent political and ideological offensive resulting from the evolution of the national and international political situation, and worsened, in recent months, by the use that reactionary forces and big capital make of the epidemic outbreak to attack the PCP, rights and freedoms and the democratic regime itself.

Asserting a policy of sovereign development. The Economy’s Strategic Sectors

Speech by Rui Braga, Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

Asserting a policy of sovereign development. The Economy’s Strategic Sectors

Comrades,

At the core of the project to break with the right-wing policy lies breaking with the interests and the domination of big monopoly capital over the country. As a central axis of the alternative, patriotic and left-wing policy which the PCP proposes, lies the ever more necessary goal of recovering public control of the national economy’s strategic sectors.

Motion «Against imperialism and war, for peace and internationalist solidarity»

Motion approved unanimously by the XXI Congress of the PCP

The anti-imperialist front. The importance of fighting for Peace

Speech by Ilda Figueiredo, Membro do Comité Central, Loures, XXI Congress of the PCP

The anti-imperialist front. The importance of fighting for Peace

Comrades
I salute the XXI PCP Congress at this special and truly complex moment for this Country and mankind.

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.