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Right-wing party calls for a demonstration against Lula in Portugal

Right-wing party calls for a demonstration against Lula in Portugal

A Portuguese right-wing party, Chiga, has called for a demonstration against the visit of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Workers’ Party) next Tuesday (25/4), in front of the Portuguese Parliament, in Lisbon. In the poster shared on social networks, the abbreviation states that “the place of the thief is in prison,” and that the Brazilian leader is not welcome in the country.

The party’s chairman and founder, MP André Ventura, says Portugal already has a lot of corruption and there is no need to import it. Some features of Brazilians who support former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) thanked and celebrated the call to demonstrate, stressing that Lula does not represent them.

The Brazilian President will travel to Portugal on Thursday (20/4), where he will participate in the bilateral summit between the two countries and hold meetings with President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza and Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Lula is expected to sign agreements in several fields, with no less than 13 documents including cooperation between space agencies, film agencies, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) with various ministries in Portugal and equivalence of studies at the primary and secondary levels. , among others.

On the day of the demonstration, Lula will be honored in an official session of the Republic of Portugal. The president was supposed to make a speech in honor of the Carnation Revolution, which marked the end of the military dictatorship in Portugal. However, the Portuguese parliament vetoed the speech. Lola will only speak at the welcome session.

Meet the party

Chega Party, founded in April 2019, defines itself as an acronym for Conservative, Liberal, and Nationalist. Led by André Ventura, the party claims to be the voice of “ordinary Portuguese,” and says the political moment in Portugal is very difficult, “with a socialist majority government doing its best to try to silence those who oppose it, and where everyone is coming together to exclude and boycott Chiga from the political and media space.”

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The party currently has 12 deputies in the Portuguese parliament, 11 men and only one woman.