Rui Rio says that only at the end of the investigation will it be known if Tancos' case gives rise to a political crisis – The Jornal Econômico

Rui Rio says that only at the end of the investigation will it be known if Tancos' case gives rise to a political crisis - The Jornal Econômico


"When the investigation at the judicial level is over and then when the parliamentary committee, of political profile, is producing results, we will naturally have a full knowledge of what happened. And this total knowledge may or may not lead to a crisis, it all depends on what you get to know, "he said.

The PSD leader spoke to journalists on the fringes of an initiative of the party designated "University of Europe" in Lisbon, after urging to comment on the words of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, about a hypothetical political crisis as a result of the Tanks.

"Not knowing the conclusions of the investigation, I know what the investigation finds," said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, after being questioned Wednesday about whether he fears the possibility of a political crisis caused by the case of theft of military material in Tancos.

"But looking at what has been found to this day, it is premature to be making such judgments. Now let's wait, "added the President of the Republic.

For Rui Rio, "what the President of the Republic says is obvious", since there is still a lack of knowledge of the "reality of everything that has happened", both in theft and after the theft of military equipment from the Tancos warehouses in June of last year .

The Social Democrat leader acknowledged that the case "has led to the discrediting of the government and not only in the defense sector", considering that it is "particularly distressing for the country and for the Armed Forces."

For this reason, he insisted, "it is important that research at the judicial level accelerates and can produce results as soon as possible."

"Because otherwise this is being given slowly, a little thing here, another little thing there, some may be true, others may be lies, but all of them disbelieve the Armed Forces and the country," he said.



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