Socialist Party President Carlos César said on Tuesday that socialists want an "understanding" between leftist parties, regardless of whether the agreement is written or verbal.
“For our part, our commitment is, in dialogue with these parties, to build a solid foundation of understanding that will allow these next four years to run smoothly and smoothly,” said Carlos César, the journalists, leaving the meeting. with the President of the Republic.
“Whether it is written or verbal agreement, it is the understanding that it is important about the main matters that are regulated over the next four years,” said Carlos César, in statements made tonight at the Belém Palace in Lisbon.
The PS won Sunday's legislative elections with 36.65% of the votes and 106 deputies elected, according to the provisional final results (only emigration circles need to be ascertained). Without an absolute majority, António Costa immediately expressed willingness to negotiate with the partners who supported the previous Government, but also left warnings to both parties. "Whoever has set the goal of preventing an absolute majority of the PS now has the added responsibility of contributing to stability in the next legislature."
“The Portuguese liked the contraption and wanted the continuation of the current political solution (…). The PS must do everything to ensure stability. If others do not accompany us, they will assume their responsibilities, ”said the socialist leader at a press conference at the Altis Hotel in Lisbon on election night.
Throughout today, the President of the Republic listened to all the parties that will have parliamentary seat: the Free, the Enough, the Liberal Initiative, the PAN, the CDS-PP, the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), the Left Bloc. (BE), the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and now the PS. The socialist delegation received by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, also included the Assistant Secretary General of the PS, Ana Catarina Mendes, and the Socialist leader Maria Antónia Almeida Santos.
Tomorrow morning it is António Costa's turn to start preparing 'Geringonça 2.0', with a negotiating round that starts at 10h00 with Livre, ending only after 18h00 with BE.