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Rui Rio today ceased to be a deputy and hold any political position.



Rui Rio today ceased to be a deputy and hold any political position.

Former SDP President Rui Rio today marked the end of his duties as deputy to the Assembly of the Republic, saying he is ending a “phase” in his life.

“From today, I cease the functions of a deputy. I no longer hold any political position, thus completing a stage in my life, ”the message on the social network Twitter says.

Rui Rio, who led the PSD from 2018 to July of this year, also left a message for both his supporters and his political opponents.

“To all who trusted me, my heartfelt gratitude. To those who do not agree with me, I honestly and politely convey my democratic greetings,” he said.

Rui Rio has been deputy since 2019, having served in these positions between 1991 and 2001 and then served as mayor of Porto for another ten years.

A source from the Social Democrats’ bench confirmed to Lusa on Monday that former SDP president Rui Rio had already submitted his resignation as an MP, and former parliament leader Paulo Mota Pinto had asked for a five-month suspension.

The news of the resignation of Rio and Mota Pinto from Parliament, which was already expected, was reported by the newspaper Público and is to be announced at the first plenary session after the parliamentary recess on Wednesday.

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Rui Rio, elected by the District of Porto, will replace António Cunha of Peñafiel, who is 15th on the list and was a member of the Assembly of the Republic in the previous legislature.

The former SDP leader announced in early September that he would leave parliament.

Paulo Mota Pinto was the SDP’s parliamentary leader between April and July this year – he stepped down at the request of the party’s new chairman, Luis Montenegro, and was replaced at the head of the bench by Joaquim Miranda Sarmento.

At the request of Mota Pinto, who led the SDP list in Leiria, to suspend his duties, Joao Carlos Barreiras Duarte, who was once the deputy and brother of another former parliamentarian and former general secretary of the SDP, will return to the Assembly of the Republic. Feliciano Barreias Duarte.

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Portugal wants to give more voice to youth and promote women in politics |



The Portuguese prime minister spoke to UN News about the opportunities and challenges in politics: internally, he is betting on the expectation of seeing a woman at the helm of government in the future, if the Portuguese choose to do so.

In foreign policy, Costa is in favor of expanding the exchange between young people from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Corporal.

Reconstruct broke denomination

Antonio Costa was interviewed UN news at the end of September, when he participated in the debate of international leaders at the General Assembly.

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa. Photo: UN//Mark Garten.

“Portugal is really proud. A week ago, the government was equal at the level of ministers. There was a small alteration in which parity was violated. In short, the prime ministers and presidents of the republic will be chosen by the Portuguese. I really hope that I will have a woman prime minister again. One already was. And who knows if there will be another one in the future. Let’s see.”

According to the government website, there are eight women in Costa’s current cabinet of 17 ministers. At the second level, there are 12 secretaries of state.

The only head of government in Portuguese history remained in office for about six months. María de Lourdes Pintasilgo was appointed by President Ramallo Eanes to the post and became the first and only woman to serve as prime minister. At that time, she was second in Western Europe after Margaret Thatcher, who came to power in 1979 and left in 1990.

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In the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, out of 230 seats, 85 are held by women and 145 by men.

Crescent movement

António Costa also mentioned Portugal’s cooperation with the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, Cplp, and said that consolidating his position is one of the tasks that should remain a priority in the block of nine countries.

Flags of Portuguese speaking countries. Photo: cplp

“I see great opportunities to promote Cplp as an international political issue. I have noticed that there is a growing movement of countries wishing to become CPLP observers because they have realized that, unlike other international organizations, the CPLP must be geographically global. Almost every continent has a CPLP country. The fact that he has a great capacity for political articulation, and this is very beneficial. We supported each other in various international positions. This gives a very significant relative weight to the CPLP countries.”

Costa emphasized that the group of nations is connected not only by past relationships. Angola has been chairing the bloc since 2021.

“We must significantly improve economic relations. I think of many countries as examples of how relationships can be reinvented after such a long colonial period. By the way, longer than most others. So tough: we should not forget that for three years and at least on three fronts an absurd colonial war was waged, which ended only in 1974. So the ability is that we had the ability to reinvent ourselves in our relationships.”

Communication between young people

Costa also advocates for greater connection between young people from Member States who have a network and space to think about.

“Many European countries that I see see this relationship with Cplp as an interesting experience in overcoming and rethinking new relationships. And there is a big problem that we have: new generations. Fortunately, new generations have fewer memories, but also fewer connections with each other. We must create mechanisms to maintain these relations, and therefore I think that the mobility agreement is very important in order for these relations to continue to strengthen between our peoples.”

The purpose of the future mobility system is to establish short-stay, temporary and residence visas between Member States.

This year in New York there was no meeting of the leaders of the bloc, traditionally organized on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

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The 13th is not a political interest, the minister says



The 13th is not a political interest, the minister says

Minister of Citizenship Ronaldo Bento denied that the 13th Auxílio Brasil promised by the President of the Republic for female heads of households will be implemented from 2023. Jair Bolsonaro, this Tuesday, have political aspirations. According to him, the limitation of the allowance for women is due to the fact that the female population is the majority in the financial support of beneficiary families, with a percentage of 80%. Bolsonaro is at an electoral disadvantage because of the women in the Planalto Palace dispute with the former president. Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT).

Bento argued that the innovation was backed up by technical analysis and that waiting for the end of the election period to announce the relief did not make sense, given that the starving population was in a hurry. However, Bolsonaro promises to pay on the 13th in 2023. “The political variable was never included in the Auxilio Brasil decision. We have identified dysfunctions in the program. during the election period? We are emerging from the pandemic and during the war. Those who are hungry and in need of social assistance cannot wait.”

As for funding the measure in the midst of a meager 2023 budget forecast that still doesn’t include a promise to keep Auxílio Brasil at R$600 a month, Bento hesitated. The minister only said that an increase in the allowance to 400 reais per month was not provided for in the draft budget for this year. “There was no forecast in Ploa, but we managed to do it in relation to public money. Instead of ending up in a money bag, they will go to the people of Brazil.”

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Regarding the payment on the 13th of Auxílio Brasil, Caixa President Daniella Marquez said that there is no difficulty for Caixa and that it will be made automatically from the moment the measure enters into force.

In addition to the 13th Auxílio Brasil, the government also announced on Monday an advance benefit payment for this month, with transfers that will end five days before the second round of elections (30), up from the 31st originally.

The measures were announced after a tough result in the first round of the presidential election, in which Bolsonaro was closer to former President Lula than polls indicated. Lula had 48.43% of the vote against 43.20% for the incumbent. Now the Planalto chief is waving to audiences he is at a disadvantage to PT, such as the lower classes and women, in an attempt to change the outcome of the second stage of the argument.

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State elections show a clear trend towards continuity, says political scientist



State elections show a clear trend towards continuity, says political scientist

Of the 20 governors seeking re-election this year, 12 have already reached their goal in the first round (60% of candidates), 6 are still going to run in the second round (30%), and only 2 did not pass and failed. no more chance of being re-elected (10%).

This is a record for first-round re-election in the states (the previous record was in 2010, when 10 governors were re-elected without running in a second round, according to the O Globo newspaper).

20 governors tried to be re-elected:

  • 12 have already passed in 1 round: AC, DF, GO, MA, MG, MT, PA, PR, RJ, RN, RR and TO
  • 6 in the 2nd round: AL, AM, ES, PB, RO and RS
  • 2 were defeated: SP and SC

Political scientist and Arko Advice analyst Carlos Borenstein says the gubernatorial election “shows very clearly a trend towards continuity in state contests.” In his opinion, “this trend can be explained by a number of factors”, but two stand out: the rejection of discourse against politics and the increase in government revenues.

“Return to normal life”

“The first [fator] is that the subversive elections we had in 2018 were very marked by a streak of victories – not only for Bolsonaro, who at the time held an anti-establishment narrative, but also for a number of governors who also followed that narrative,” he said. Borenstein.

The analysis was conducted during InfoMorning, a daily program InfoMoney which on Monday (3) focused on the results of the first round of elections (and its consequences). Watch the program in the video below.

“Now we have a change in this paradigm in 2022, a kind of return to normality,” the political scientist said. “The governors who won the elections in 2018 and are now running for re-election usually operate within traditional politics.”

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Borenstein cited the example of Minas Gerais Governor Romeu Zema (Novo), who was re-elected in the first round with 56% of the valid votes. “Even Zema, in Minas, which at that time [2018] elected by speech against the traditional policy of renewal, he created a very strong arc of alliances.”

In addition, 3 other non-governor candidates were also elected in the first round but received the support of the current chief executive: Clecio Luis (Solidariadade) in Amapa, Elmano de Freitas (Portugal) in Ceara and Rafael Fonteles. (PT). ), in Piaui.

SP and SC are exceptions

The only candidates for re-election who are no longer running are the governors of Sao Paulo, Rodrigo Garcia (PSDB) and Santa Catarina, Carlos Moises (Republicans). In both cases, they were “victims” of the polarization between President and re-election candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and former President Lula (PT).

Em Sao Paulo, incumbent governor and re-election candidate Rodrigo Garcia (PSDB) received 18.4% of the valid votes (4.3 million) and was beaten by Tarcisio Freitas (Republicans) who finished 1st with 42.3% (9.9 million) and Fernando Haddado. (PT), who had 35.7% (8.3 million). Tarcisio is a former infrastructure minister under Bolsonaro and Haddad, a former education minister under Lula, and a former mayor of São Paulo.

Em Saint CatherineGovernor and re-election candidate Carlos Moises (R-P), who was elected in 2018 on a wave of Bolsonaris with 71% of the valid votes, dropped out of the runoff with just 17,433 votes.

This year, Bolsonaro’s candidate in the state is Senator Jorginho Melu (PL), who received 38.6% of the vote (1.5 million) and won first place. Decio Lima (Portugal) was the second most voted with 17.4% (710k votes), slightly ahead of Moises who received 16.9% of the votes (693k).

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6 governors in the 2nd round

The list of re-elected governors may increase even more because, in addition to the 12 governors who have already won, 6 more will fight in the second round on the 30th. (see controversy below, actors in bold).

  • Alagoas: Paulo Dantas (MDB) 46.6% x 26.8% Rodrigo Cunha (Brazil Union)
  • Amazonas: Wilson Lima (Union Brazil) 42.8% x 21% Eduardo Braga (MDB)
  • Holy Spirit: Renato Casagrande (PSB) 46.9% x 38.5% manat (PL)
  • Paraiba: Joao Azevedo (PSB) 39.6% x 23.9% Pedro Cunha Lima (PSDB)
  • Rio Grande do Sul: Onyx Lorenzoni (Poland) 37.5% x 26.8% Eduardo Leite (PSDB)
  • Rondonia: Colonel Marcos (Union of Brazil) 38.9% and 37% Marcos Rogerio (Poland)

All candidates for re-election, except Eduardo Leite (PSDB), in Rio Grande do Sul, finished the first round in the lead. Toucan is also the only one running for re-election without being in office, as he left the Piratini Palace in April to try to run for President of the Republic. But his party decided to support the candidacy of Simone Tebeta (MDB) in the race for the Palacio do Planalto.

The smallest advantage for second place was in Rondonia: Governor Coronel Marcos (União Brasil) received 38.9% of the valid vote, less than 2 percentage points ahead of Marcos Rogerio (PL) who had 37%.

Already Paraiba the difference was 15.7 percentage points, with incumbent Governor João Azevedo (PSB) receiving 39.6% of the valid votes, and in alagoas e no Holy Spirit the dispute almost ended on Sunday (2) as Paulo Dantas (MDB) and Renato Casagrande won over 46% of the vote.

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The greatest distance was Amazonas: Governor Wilson Lima (União Brasil) received twice as many votes as runner-up Eduardo Braga (MDB). Lima received 42.8% of the valid votes against 21% for the former governor and former mayor of Manaus (21.8 percentage points difference).

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