The former president of the Ordem dos Médicos was chosen by the PSD for the Municipality of Coimbra, in the municipal elections scheduled for this year.
The former president of the Order of Doctors, Jose Manuel Silva, will be the PSD candidate for the Coimbra City Council, an information announced this Thursday on Nuno Freitas’ Facebook page, the name that was supported by the council.
“I was officially informed today of the decision of the PSD National Autarchic Commission on the municipal candidacy to Coimbra: unfortunately, they decided not to ratify my candidacy, which had been proposed and approved on July 3, 2020 by the PSD Municipal Council of Coimbra”, it can be read in the publication of the councilor, who said that the party “will support professor José Manuel Silva”.
The doctor assured that he respects the decision, “as a disciplined activist, although he considers that it’s a wrong strategy“, And also announced that he will move away from political life. “There are many who say they will walk around, I will not walk around,” he shot.
The former deputy also said that he had received this information through the PSD’s national municipal coordinator, José Silvano. However, according to the newspaper Público, a source from the party leadership did not confirm this announcement. “Is not true. The national political commission has not yet decided to apply for Coimbra. ”
The citizen group Somos Coimbra, of which José Manuel Silva is a member, for which he was elected independent councilor in 2017, also clarified in the same social network, this Friday, that “until now it has not been established no formal dialogue”With the PSD on this matter.
“However, under the terms in which it was always formulated, Somos Coimbra remains committed to the constitution of a broad platform for candidacy to Coimbra”, said the group, adding that it believes that “this concrete dialogue and the constitution of that platform, including the PSD, possible in the short term ”.
The same diary advances, however, that this Thursday, there was a meeting among the local and national PSD bodies, in which the theme of local authorities in this city was addressed. It was at this meeting that the decision not to ratify the name of Nuno Freitas was transmitted and that of the former president advanced. Público recalls that this decision has yet to pass through the permanent commission.