The Secretariat of the District Coordinating Committee of the Left Bloc said today, in a statement, that it regrets and repudiates "strongly the contrary vote of the PS, PSD and CDS parliamentarians, particularly of the deputies elected by the Algarve of these political forces" to the Bill it intended to determine the exemption from tolls on Via do Infante, presented by the Parliamentary Group of BE.
“Once again, contrary to all previous declarations and promises, these deputies showed that they are against the Algarve and the Algarve”, consider the blocistas.
The BE Bill was discussed on the 28th of October, together with the Petition presented by the Commission of Users of Via do Infante, and voted on on the 4th of November.
BE underlines that this “may have been, in this legislative session, the last opportunity for the deputies and deputies elected by the circle of Faro comment on this matter'.
In the same communiqué, the Secretariat of BE/Algarve denounces “the secrecy with which the Government maintains the Decree-Law approved by the Council of Minister of 13 October 2011, which decrees the introduction of tolls on the A22”.
The Blocist Secretariat also stated that it sees "with alarming concern the fact that the President of the Republic requested additional information from the Government in order to pronounce on the referred diploma".
The blocists also salute "the struggle of the Commission of Users of Via do Infante for its determination to resist the introduction of tolls" in Via do Infante and consider that "the collection of more than 13 thousand signatures, the mobilization for seven protest marches and so many other demanding initiatives, yet another Forum that brought together the main political and associative leaders of the Algarve to debate the issue of the introduction of tolls, make this collective the vanguard of the defense of the region's interests».
The Secretariat also considers "very worrying the effects that the option to toll this road will bring to the Algarve region, namely the aggravation of the crisis and the increase in road accidents on the EN125".
In this sense, the BE “demands the accountability of all those who decided to portage the main structuring way of connecting populations, economy and culture in the Region”.