The current leader of the CDS-PP parliamentary bench, Telmo Correia, is preparing to call elections for the position he holds, not yet knowing whether he will be a candidate for a new term.
Telmo Correia will call elections for the leadership of the parliamentary bench of the CDS, but only decides if he is a candidate at the end of this week, the newspaper Público reports. The decision to call elections is based on the party’s parliamentary regulation, which provides for one term of office for each legislative session.
If the new vote only took place at the beginning of the next parliamentary term, the mandate would last for a year and a half. If he is running for another term, Telmo Correia must have the support from the other four centrist deputies.
The relations between the party leadership and the parliamentary bench are also not the best. Since Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos criticized the fact that António Costa was on the honor committee for Luís Filipe Vieira’s candidacy for the presidency of SL Benfica, in which Telmo Correia was also present, the relationship started to deteriorate.
In addition to Telmo Correia, Silvio Cervan, vice president of CDS, was deputy deputy of the emblem of Luz. And, ironically, when Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos was a member of the Sporting CP board, he accumulated this position with that of leader of the Popular Youth, member of the political commission of the CDS and candidate for deputy.
In turn, in the last national council of the party, Telmo Correia supported the idea of anticipate the centrist congress to discuss party leadership.