THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Unfortunately it seems Portugal is now reaching the dangerous situation that has been postponed for decades through confusing situations witch generated the fear and instability those in charge over the last four years are specialized in together with sophisticated operations of marketing whose purpose was not to let clear elements and mental space for people to conclude whatever it is about what they have in mind and of how that is compatible with the promises made to win the elections.

It is true that Portugal was about to enter in a situation of bailout and it was easy to sell fears and promises. But now, having in mind what happened with Greece and the fact that EU did not let them down it seems possible to conclude, looking backward governmental results that to approve PEC IV would have been a better decision., though only now, looking at the mess that is going on in the Portuguese political situation, we may come to this conclusion.

The presidential speech – one of the best, if not the best of those he has given during all those long years he has been occupying the Portuguese political space – is being highly contested : opposition saw in it an incentive to force the political forces, mainly the deputies of the socialist party, to strengthen the coalition PSD/CDS program and even the right, to which he generally associated blame him for the rough way that endured his speech. But, whatever our position is, the President is less the guilty than the pretext to justify a lot of criticism of a larger scope.

Even a people a bit ignorant in what politics are concerned can hardly understand how would it be possible to conciliate international compromises Portugal assumed and is not in a situation  to  break with what are  – or have been all over the years – the ideologies of the parties which are about to join to put down the coalition that won the elections though not having enough parlamentar support to approve its program.

But the main fact is that Portuguese people – letting apart those who have personal or corporative interests that would hardly survive if the political situation changes – are tired of the alternation we have been submitted to by PSD and PS, tired os the same faces, the same speeches, the same lies, the same scandals, and look forward to getting rid of them whatever the consequences might be. The insistent arrogance of speech of those representing the political right worsen the situation. As, it seems, they are reaching despair and tried to hidden it  repeating exhaustively the same slogans and criticisms perhaps it is time to listen more to the opposition and to what it must clarify than attaining a  situation that can only make speakers even more repulsive that they already are and increase indifference and unbelief to what they say.

Unfortunately it seems Portugal is about to live a complicated social situation. The process was too long and created great expectations that it would not be easy to calm, especially among youngsters.

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