André Ventura stated that he is resigning “although it is not clear in the Constitutional Court’s decision whether the election of the party’s president in elections is compromised or not”.
The leader of the He arrives announced today the resignation of the presidency of the party, with the aim of calling new elections in which it will re-candidate, and announced that a new congress will be organized, following the decision of the constitutional Court which, on Thursday, agreed with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and considered that the statutory changes introduced by the party in the Évora Congress, in September 2020, are invalid.
At a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Lisbon, André Ventura reacted to the decision of the Constitutional Court stressing that, “despite not be clear in the Constitutional Court’s decision whether the election of the party’s president in elections is compromised or not”, Chega decided “do not take any more risks in this matter”. “I will present today my resignation to the president of the national board to provoke new direct elections in the party”, he stressed.
The leader of Chega also referred that he will request that direct elections for the presidency of the party be called “within a deadline as soon as possible” — pointing to “end of this month or beginning of next month November”. “We can’t waste any more time with legal imbroglios.” He announced that he will go, “of course“, re-apply–I know.
André Ventura also pointed out that, “to rectify all acts that have been done and to avoid further legal imbroglios”, will also ask for the convening of a “congress extraordinary, To make after direct, in December of this year”. However, the leader of Chega clarified that the meeting will take place against your will. “We are holding this Congress against our will. This means applying financial, political and logistical resources that all who are part of this understand“he explained.