Politics, Corruption, and Weather Updates in Madeira

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Politics makes headlines in Madeira

As suspected politics is everywhere, and will remain so for some time as the corruption story is swept under the carpet and electioneering takes over, with the Diario headline reading: “No no and no”.  Miguel Castro, leader of Chega (Right wing Populist party), completely closes the door on Albuquerque in facilitating a new government, if the understanding with the PAN is broken or even in a scenario of new elections.

Madeira case brings disagreement in Court

Politics aside, the Diario also reports on the “Madeira case opening war in court”.  The Attorney General of the Republic is reported to disagree with the position of the judge who released Pedro Calado and the two businessmen, destroying the allegations of the Public Ministry President of the Union of Magistrates of the MP refutes the existence of conflict and says that only at the end of the investigation will we know “ whether or not there is sufficient evidence of the commission of crimes”.

Mixed weather forecast

You get a choice of two weather forecasts from the two local newspapers this morning: JM says “Another weekend with good weather in Madeira” with periods of very cloudy skies, with good open skies on the southern slopes. Light to moderate wind …Whilst the Diario forecasts: Very cloudy skies and small rise in temperature in Madeira.

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