Jardim calls for more autonomy

PAN calls for on-going projects to be suspended

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  • Albuquerque’s predecessor as Regional President, and a strong advocate of autonomy, Alberto João Jardim could not resist becoming involved in the political debate, having mastered Facebook and Twitter (now “X”), posting on the latter. Commenting on the police operation last week he said:
    “WE AUTONOMISTS THANK YOU! The “major operation” with 2 military planes, 1 Battalion and 2 Companies of Agents and the “escapes” (?…) for the prior transfer of Journalists, served as motivation to reawaken and intensify the FIGHT FOR MORE AUTONOMY”
  • PAN, who presumably remains a minority coalition partner in the “old” Regional Government, wants “any support or financing or execution” of the projects being investigated to be excluded from the regional budget, defending the suspension of works such as the Curral das Freiras cable car. The PAN spokesperson defended today that Miguel Albuquerque’s successor as president of the Regional Government of Madeira cannot have any connection to the businesses being investigated.
  • Lisbon interrogations still not started: The three suspects detained as part of an operation against corruption in Madeira should begin to be heard from 9:30 today at the Central Criminal Instruction Court, according to the defendant’s lawyers. The information was given to journalists by the lawyers of two of the detainees, who also said that during yesterday afternoon the facts were read to the defendants from 4:00 pm and it was the judge himself, Jorge Bernardes de Melo, who asked that, exceptionally, court employees not apply an overtime strike today and extend the hours from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, so that procedures could be accelerated.
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9 thoughts on “Jardim calls for more autonomy”

  1. Does he mean that more autonomy will make it easier as a politician and friendly businessman to feather their own nests by having less control by Lisbon?

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  2. “The Regional Council will choose and appoint the new president of PSD-M, Albuquerque’s own party, today.”

    Admin. Your quote on Monday. What happened, did they make a choice. If not any idea of why or when they will?

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  3. PAN in that one many people in Madeira don’t agree with you for the on-going projects to be suspended people want them done and finished and not half completed or even abandoned and the other big concern is if that happens will be people losing their jobs going unemployed .

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