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The General-Secretary of the centre-left PS party is maintaining his silence in order not to wreck negotiations underway with the PSD and CDS.
Cavaco Silva held separate meetings with the leaders of the opposition Socialist Party and of the CDS-PP, the junior partner in the governing coalition, and with the prime minister to seek an agreement for “national salvation”.
Portugal’s government will fall, even if it limps on for a few days or weeks. The country is rushing towards the edge of the cliff and an abyss. The main members of the Government have chucked all the hard-fought successes of the last two years into the rubbish bin at the cost of the people’s suffering.
Pedro Passos Coelho is to be in Berlin on Wednesday at a European conference on employment, an engagement he decided to maintain despite the governmental crisis.
The minister who was closest to the troika of international creditors leaves the Government and says the cabinet will gain cohesion.
Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, closed his official visit to Portugal late Tuesday with the signing of 14 bilateral agreements.
The document includes measures to replace those recently rejected by the Constitutional Court.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül is scheduled to meet President of Portugal Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho in the first day of the visit.
Paulo Portas, leader of the ruling coalition’s junior partner addressed the country to say that he was against some of the measures announced by the prime minister last Friday.
Prime Minister Pedro Passo Coelho is to unveil details of planned structural reforms to slash state spending at 8pm on Friday. The measures must still be subject to negotiation with employer organisations and trade unions.