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Protesters tried to invade the home of the President of Sri Lanka – Politics – RTP Madeira

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Protesters tried to invade the home of the President of Sri Lanka - Politics - RTP Madeira
Riot police fired water cannons and then tear gas as protesters tore down metal barricades on the street leading to the presidential residence in Colombo.

Nearby, thousands of women and men marched for the 51st day in a row demanding the resignation of the leader of Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the protesters tonight in a speech broadcast on national television.

Ranil Wickremesinghe announced the creation of 15 commissions that will work with parliament to decide on future national policy.

“I propose to appoint four youth representatives to each of the 15 committees,” he said, adding that they can be chosen from among the current protesters.

Wickremesinghe was named prime minister after his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president’s older brother, resigned on May 9 after weeks of protests and when no other politician wanted the post.

He is the only MP from the once-powerful United National Party (UNP), which all but disappeared in the August 2020 parliamentary elections.

Rajapaksa’s party, which at the time won two-thirds of the seats in the assembly, offered him support in leading the country.

Today’s events took place a day after similar clashes, when protesters tried to enter the official residence of the president, where the head of state has been hiding since thousands of people surrounded his private house on March 31.

Sri Lanka, with a population of 22 million, lacks the dollars to fund imports of essentials such as food, fuel and medicine. An unprecedented massive shortage sparked an uprising throughout the country.

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Last month, the government turned to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for emergency financial assistance. Discussions are still ongoing.

The country is also in default on its foreign debt – $51 billion (about 47.5 billion euros).

Its currency has depreciated 44.2% against the US dollar this year, while inflation rose 33.8% in April alone.

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For Damaso, politicians must act transparently and honestly in order to earn the respect of the population.

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For Damaso, politicians must act transparently and honestly in order to earn the respect of the population.

“I want to be a politician only as long as I have the respect of the population, and there is only one way to earn respect: to do serious work, transparently and honestly.” The statement was made by pre-gubernatorial candidate Osires Damaso (PSC) in a press interview in Araguaín during his last visit to the city, this Friday 24. In addition to meeting with communication specialists, he met with the authorities and political leaders of the municipality to strengthen his name in a dispute for state government.

Asked about his motives for running for president, Damaso talked about his experiences as a three-term state deputy, Legislative Assembly president, as a businessman, and the beginnings of his personal journey. “And this experience allowed me to get acquainted with the resources that reach the state, their potential and the real needs of the inhabitants of Tocantins,” he explained.

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“We need a government that truly runs an administration focused on economic development, growth and the quality of life of our people. We need industrialized, modern and respected Tocantinas. I am sure that with my experience I will have excellent management, giving people real opportunities,” Damaso said.

The pre-nominee also advocates a partnership between state government and municipalities to develop public policies that primarily benefit those living in situations of social vulnerability. “I want to implement the program in partnership with city halls, municipal councils and leaders so that we can deliver basic food packages to the population, restoring the mood of many families. But, in addition, we need a state program so that these people can enter the labor market,” he stressed.

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As for the progress of the campaign, Damaso stressed that he was “very pleased with the receptivity of the population and the support received.” Among his main supporters are state deputy Junior Geo (PSC) and former mayor of Palmas, Carlos Amastha (PSB), who served two terms. The joints are in full swing and new weight bearings should be announced soon.

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Marcos Braz responds to social media politics after Maracanã controversy

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Marcos Braz responds to social media politics after Maracanã controversy

BUT Negative disagreement with Vasco over the use of Maracana rocked social media on this Sabbath day. Tarcisio Motta, Councilor of the City of Rio and federal candidate, published a publication saying that the stadium is for all fans. An irritated Marcos Braz, Vice President of Flamengo Football Club and also an adviser, responded to the politician.

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– Maracana is public! It was built and renovated (several times) with government money! Its concession cannot run counter to the interests of all citizens. Denying the consortium is baseless, absurd and FORCE US TO ACTIVATE MP. Maraca for all fans,” Tarcisio wrote on Twitter.

– When it comes to paying operating costs, no, – said the vice-president of Flamengo.

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The controversy began after Vasco applied for the loan of Maracanã against Sport in a match valid for Serie B on 3 July. A stadium consortium led by Flamengo and Fluminense rejected the request.

The clubs’ decision caused a huge uproar, and the state government decided to connect to the track. The stadium soap opera is divided and promises to open new chapters in the coming days.

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Adelio’s view of Bolsonaro and politics

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Adelio's view of Bolsonaro and politics