Government dismissed

Former coalition partners demand new terms

The Portuguese Government's representative in Madeira, Ireneu Barreto, 
 with Albuquerque
Albuquerque and Barreto

The Portuguese Government’s representative in Madeira, Ireneu Barreto, yesterday published a decree in the Diário da República formalizing the dismissal of the Regional Government, thereby completing the process of Albuquerques’s removal from power.

1 – As a result of the presentation of the request for dismissal by the President of the Regional Government, Dr. Miguel Filipe Machado de Albuquerque, the Regional Government of Madeira is dismissed.

2 – This decree takes effect immediately after publication.”
Portuguese Government’s representative in Madeira, Ireneu Barreto
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PAN demand new terms

  • Cancellation of Ginjas and Curral das Freiras Cable Car projects
  • Exclusion of government officials linked to the ongoing investigation

At the same time PAN Madeira, the previous coalition partner announced new conditions to sign an agreement with the parties that supported the Regional Government, officially dismissed yesterday. On a local radio associated with JM, PAN representative Mónica Freitas warned that a new understanding depends on the cancellation of the Ginjas and Curral das Freiras Cable Car projects, as well as the exclusion of government officials linked to the ongoing investigation. At the same time, Albuquerque admitted the end of his governments political cycle. 

Opposition demands early elections. Ireneu Barreto regrets the unfeasibility of the budget and begins hearings for party representatives tomorrow.

8 thoughts on “Government dismissed”

  1. “Government Dismissed” Will elections take place soon to elect a new government? In the meantime does this mean that Madeira will be administered by Lisbon?

    Checks need to be made that those that stand for election are clean of any suspicion of corruption. It will be interesting to see how things pan out.

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    • No the government wants stability and they need to approve the budget if not approve many projects will half finished and even stooped and no one wants people going out of work . The other thing if this budget doesn’t get approved they will be oblige have decimal budget and will be a big problem to everything that is happening since they only can spend certain amount every month .

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    • No, because the elections were 4 months ago, the President of Republic can only dissolve the parliament in late March.

      Up to then there could be 2 options. The preferred by PSD is indicate a new president, new government and new budget supported by coalition parties, solid enough that in 2 months they can argue with the president that dissolving the parliament will just bring further instability.

      The bad option is that PSD does not have the support from coalition parties to form a new government now. This means that Albuquerque and current secretaries remain just for “management operations” and no budget wiill be approved.

      Under any circunstances in Portuguese Constituiton can Madeira stay without government and be ruled from Lisbon. Impossible.

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  2. Not much point having another election is there! Madeirans have voted these clowns in over and over again, despite numerous allegations and investigations for corruption. Self inflicted dictatorship. They’ll just vote the same party in and they will continue to rip you all off. A real lack of intelligence.

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    • Hobbes, you said

      QUOTE: “Madeirans have voted these clowns in over and over again, despite numerous allegations and investigations for corruption. Self inflicted dictatorship. They’ll just vote the same party in and they will continue to rip you all off. A real lack of intelligence.”

      Now tell me Hobbes, the UK recently voted which party in? A real lack of intelligence?

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  3. That the smaller parties are discussing coalitions And their “terms” for joint them rather suggests that they regard them as a foregone conclusion? – so why bother having elections!

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  4. Well, like I said, despite this corruption going for years even during the presidency of Alberto Jardim the difference between Madeira and mainland at least in the region you see the projects being built and finished opposite of mainland nothing is done . And the previous president of Madeira Alberto Jardim should long time ago put is hand in is conscience and admit responsibility and culpability that it was him the soul responsible during his presidency after years and years allowing this type of activity going one .

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