PSD deputies reject meeting on Central Hospital due to PS/Algarve elections

For a platform of «possible regional-based understandings», the PSD wants other topics to be included as well.

The PSD/Algarve and the social democratic deputies elected by the region do not want to meet with the PS at this time, who challenged them to a meeting, since there is "internal elections" in the Algarve socialists in two weeks' time. 

Last week, PS deputies, elected by the Algarve, launched the challenge to the PSD, proposing a meeting with a view to building a "common base of unequivocal support for the advancement in this legislature" of the new Central and University Hospital of the Algarve in Parque das Cities.

The PSD's response has now come, in the form of a statement sent to the newsrooms.

The Social Democrats say they "generally" understand the PS Algarve's initiative "as useful", highlighting the PSD's "firm, lasting and stable purpose" "to provide the region with a new central hospital and their censure for the process being still at square one and not making progress in the proposed State Budget for 2023».

“There is nothing, as there has been in recent years, that prevents, hinders or hinders the progress of infrastructure, much less the position of the PSD – a party that has not had governmental responsibilities”, justify the Social Democrats.

However, for this platform of «possible regional-based understandings», the PSD also wants other topics to be included, such as «compliance with the law in force that establishes a sharp reduction in tolls, the requalification of the EN125, the fight against drought , among other fundamental dossiers for the region during this legislature'.

In addition, the PSD’s justification for refusing this meeting now is due to “the internal elections that will take place in two weeks from now in PS Algarve – and which have already motivated the presentation of two candidacies”: Luís Graça, deputy and current president, and Vítor Aleixo, mayor of Loulé.

Therefore, say the Social Democrats, «it would be out of time to sign any kind of understanding that would later be called into question by a hypothetical new leadership, so it would be prudent to wait for that outcome».