The prime minister left today a praise for the parties that abstained in the final global vote on the State Budget for 2021.
"I want to thank all those who have not deserted in the face of the difficulties of the crisis and are committed to continue the dialogue with the Government in this process of appreciation in the specialty," said António Costa today after the approval of the OE 2021 in Parliament.
"I want to greet the PCP, the ENP, the PAN, the two non-registered deputies, who actively collaborated with the PS," he said.
Costa also lamented that "parties have deserted or have not resisted the populist temptation to pass measures that could threaten international credibility". The measure that stops the transfer of 476 million to Novo Banco was approved by PSD, BE, PCP, PEV and Joacine Katar Moreira, with the abstaining of CDS and PAN and the votes against PS, IL, Chega and Cristina Rodrigues.
The Prime Minister also left a “word of confidence”: “We will do everything so that those who wanted to play with fire do not burn the country. We will do everything so that not only the legality that our Constitution imposes that the budgetary framework law imposes on the Budget to include all contractual obligations of the Portuguese State, also ensuring that in no case will our international credibility be jeopardized. The fight goes on".
OE 2021 was approved with votes in favor of PS and abstentions from PAN, PCP, PEV, Joacine Katar Moreira and Cristina Rodrigues, and votes against parties on the right plus the Left Block.