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STATEMENT BY JERÓNIMO DE SOUSA, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE PORTUGUESE COMMUNIST PARTY, LISBON
On the decision and announcement by the President of the Republic regarding the nomination of the Prime Minister
23 October 2015
The announcement by Cavaco Silva to the country on the nomination of Passos Coelho to form government, being yet another episode of an assumed confrontation with the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic that has governed the mandates of the President of the Republic and his course, deserves the strongest condemnation.
Cavaco Silva did not just behave as a mentor of the PSD/CDS coalition, and used the office he has been vested, to try to redeem these parties from the significant defeat they were inflicted by the Portuguese people.
Cavaco Silva overstepped his functions, abused the prerogatives that are constitutionally assigned to him, subverted the foundations of the democratic regime, assumed himself not as President of the…
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