President’s consultative body in favour of dissolving parliament
The Council of State gave a favourable opinion to dissolve the parliament, after lawmakers rejected the proposed State Budget for 2022 last week.
The Council of State, the president’s consultative body, gave a favourable opinion to dissolve the parliament, after lawmakers rejected the proposed State Budget for 2022 (OE2022) last week.
“The Council of State, meeting under the chairmanship of His Excellency the President of the Republic, today, November 3, 2021, at the Palace of Cidadela de Cascais, under the terms and for the purposes of paragraph e) of Article 133 and paragraph a) of Article 145 of the Constitution, gave a favourable opinion, by a majority, to the proposal of His Excellency the President of the Republic to dissolve the Assembly of the Republic,” indicates the statement from the president’s office published on Wednesday.
After having heard the parties with parliamentary seats on Saturday and having met with the prime minister and the president of parliament before, as dictated by the Portuguese Constitution, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has called a Council of State meeting for this Wednesday to hear advisors on the dissolution of parliament.
The proposed OE2022 was rejected last week with votes against by PSD, BE, PCP, PEV, CDS-PP, Liberal Initiative and Chega.