Albuquerque is available and motivated

Ireneu Barreto is being received by The President of the Republic

Albuquerque - his possible return features in all the press

JM leads with the same unthinkable headline just a few weeks, as they join their competitor in speculating that Albuquerque could once again be sworn in as president of the next Regional Government. Leaders reveal to JM that the Madeiran leader is available and motivated. If the option is to go to elections, he will accept being the PSD-M candidate. 

To the newspaper, Mónica Freitas, representative of the Government’s former coalition partner PAN Madeira warns that the court decision does not change the PAN’s position. The Representative of the Republic for Madeira, Ireneu Barreto is being received by The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, today and will speak tomorrow. Pedro Calado returns in the next few days.

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Ireneu Barreto and the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

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9 thoughts on “Albuquerque is available and motivated”

  1. I feel bad for the satirists. How can you possibly make a joke of these people that’s more hilarious or bizarre than the reality of their actions. I would bet my house that certain morons would vote him back in too.

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    • There is no doubt about that. But even if he will once again be president, he won’t be let off the hook by the investigators, who have already announced they are determined to get to the bottom of this, and will investigate the ongoing corruption and nepotism for years to come. In other words, all the suspects will remain under scrutiny, making any misconduct very difficult. On top of that, PAN has announced they will stick to their earlier statement: no possible politician who is in any way involved in the corruption investigation in the government, or they will withdraw their support. This will remain very interesting for a while.

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      • Peter, I think the most you can hope for is if the President retains his position and the investigators continue to keep him under scrutiny then he will be persuaded to stand down by his backers, as he will no longer be of use and another puppet put in his place. As to the other suspects, from what we have seen of this investigation, why do you think another investigation will be different. Justice behind closed doors with a public indifferent to the outcome of these enquiries.

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  2. Hobbs no one in Madeira are morons at all . It is a strange thing a bizarre and did explain many times that the difference between the Madeira is despite their is some corruption or not the projects are done and finished and you see the things opposite of mainland it is only a mirage of nothing .

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    • I disagree with you here, Isabel. If you vote for a government knowing they will keep corruption in place, enriching a handful of already obscenely wealthy families, at the expense of the ordinary people, you are indeed a moron. Where you say projects are done and finished, do you perhaps mean the megalomanic projects like the eyesore called Savoy, the projects destroying nature like a cable care in a nature reserve bringing mass tourism where it destroys Madeira’s most important asset? Meanwhile, this government does all it can to see to it that an important project for the people is NOT being done and completed: the ferry to the mainland that will reduce cost of transport of goods, to the daily profit of all Madeirans.

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    • Isabel morons are everywhere. I’m sorry to tell you that despite how much you love Madeira and it’s people, and I do too or I wouldn’t be here, there are a lot of morons just as there are everywhere. Madeira is no exception. And, as Peter said, if you continue to vote for someone that has been accused of corruption over and over again for many years, you are in fact a moron. The very definition of stupidity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Unless you want the corruption of course,that’s a different issue.

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      • As an American I can testify to the fact that their are an unlimited number of morons to be found elsewhere, including among a significant number of my American neighbors. It’s possible they may reelect a man found to have committed sexual assualt, a convicted fraudster, a serial liar, and an insurrectionist who tried to violently overturn an election. They are willing to vote for a spoiled brat who never woke up a day in his life thinking about anyone but himself. I can’t really comment on the intelligence of Madeirans, but rest assured they are not dumber than tens of millions of Americans who plan to vote for their orange haired fuhrer.

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  3. It doesn’t help that so many people don’t vote. They obviously think that their vote won’t change anything and the same people will be elected anyway. If the percentage of people voting at elections is so low does that in fact mean that the possible majority sitting at home COULD actually change things. It would be good if recent events encouraged everyone to vote in the elections. Same in the recent Azores election where I think the percentage of people voting was very low – I can’t quite remember now – was it 34% or something so does that mean that the other 66% don’t like or want the party that was elected?
    The people in Madeira really need to start standing up and being counted literally.

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