Pedro Marques says that PS will have MEPs from the Azores and that "makes the difference" – The Economic Journal


The head of the PS list to the European next Sunday, Pedro Marques, recalled today that the party will have an Azorean in the European Parliament, unlike the PSD, which "makes all the difference".

"In the PS we are not flying over the interior of a helicopter nor do we have this distance from the outermost regions that makes us not even have a candidate in a region as important as the Azores," said Pedro Marques today, speaking to reporters in Ponta Delgada after a meeting with representatives of the agricultural sector.

The socialist referred to the fact that the party has the Azorean André Bradford in fifth in the list to the European hemicycle, whereas the PSD does not present anyone by the region, after the controversy surrounding the advance or not of Mota Amaral and of the place of the former President of the Assembly of the Republic in the Social Democrat list.

For Pedro Marques, the position of the PSD is "very difficult to explain", but the PS, by Bradford, "a deep knowledge of the region", "takes into account the outermost regions" and the Azores in particular.

"We will have a representative of the Azores in the European Parliament because the PS understood it," insisted the former minister.

Andre Bradford also valued the "political option" of the PS, but pointed out that it is necessary to "motivate" people to vote next Sunday in the European elections.

Tonight, Pedro Marques, André Bradford, and the leaders of the national and Azores PS, António Costa and Vasco Cordeiro, attend a rally dinner in Vila Franca do Campo, on the island of São Miguel.



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