PremiumAnalysts see Leo's projection for a 7% public deficit as “optimistic” this year

Rating agencies and economists consulted by JE warn that the 7% deficit forecast by the Government must be overcome, close to double digits.

"The deficit forecast by the Government, of 7%, is clearly optimistic". The assessment of ex-finance minister, António Bagão Félix, is not an isolated case and finds similarities in that of the main rating agencies and estimates of national and international organizations, reinforced by the release this week of data on the deficit in public accounting in the first semester. .

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