The Minister of the Presidency of the Republic confirms that “the government will assume its duties for a period of four years.”
Minister of the Presidency Mariana Vieira da Silva confirmed this Friday that the government’s term of office is four years, refusing to comment on the speech of the President of the Republic when he said at the inauguration that it “would be very difficult politically” to replace Antonio Costa in the middle of the 2024 semester.
“The government will assume its duties for four and a half years, a period capable of setting the country on the path of greater growth and equality,” the minister said at the press conference to present the approved government programme. The day before at a cabinet meeting.
“Now that I have won, and have won for four and a half years, I am sure your Excellency knows that it will not be easy politically for this, this undeniably and remarkably face of the election, to be replaced by another halfway,” said Marcelo Rebelo. de Sousa, addressing Antonio Costa, after taking office.
For the President of the Republic, if running the country is not “easy” at the time of the elections (January 30), it has become “more difficult” after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and in times of war, “they expect security, stability, unity in the foundation, an emphasis on decisiveness and a rejection of the primacy of uncertainty or secondary tensions.