The Left Bloc defends the need for an Amending Budget, the PCP says that there is no need and the left is gradually out of alignment. The Executive is holding talks with the Communists, while BE and PAN complain about the closed doors.
THE Express advances, this Friday, that there are divisions on the left with respect to the Amending Budget and as to the speed of application of social and economic support. Despite the disarray, the PCP has been informed about the measures included in the Budget, in contrast to BE and PAN, which complain about the lack of contact with the Government.
The Left Bloc considers obvious the need to use an amending, since “it is evident that the Budget has no structure to face what is ahead of us”, as explained to the weekly by a party leader.
According to BE, the need becomes even more clear after corrections already made by the Government (in support of unemployed or teleworking parents), which “confirm the reason” of the party when voting against the latest State Budget.
To the Express, several officials said there were no talks taking place, a thesis that is contradicted by the government. At the same weekly, a government official explained that the Bloc was already called by the Executive for meetings, one of them last week. On the part of the Bloc, he maintained, there has not been “no request”For that to happen.
The PCP does not agree with Catarina Martins’ party and dismisses the need to resort to an amendment. According to João Oliveira, parliamentary leader, it is necessary that the Government “resort to the base” that it already has foreseen in the OE2021.
Regarding the Amending Budget, “we did not approach the Executive nor were we approached”, he confessed to Expresso, adding that the party questions the Government biweekly on the progress of planned measures and support, taking advantage of an updated status.
The PAN complains that it does not have the attention of the Executive, with whom it seeks to meet to present proposals for changes in the context of parliamentary assessments. According to the morning man, the party lack of government openness.
Both André Silva and Inês Sousa Real have insisted on the need for support to reach families and companies and to strengthen the Mental Health area in the face of the impacts of covid-19. The PAN has also presented several proposals in the areas of Education, Health and work context.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //