Presidential elections in Portugal

First public debate between the 10 nominated candidates
Monday, 04 January 2016 | Politics

The first public debate between the 10 nominated candidates for the election of the President of the Portuguese Republic on January 24, 20016 was broadcasted by radio (Antena 1). Top topics were, among others, the possible dissolution of the parliament and the bank bailout of Banif.

 All candidates agreed that neither missing the deficit criteria nor a breach of pre-election promises or international treaties would justify to dissolve the parliament and to mandate new elections – the “atomic bomb” of the presidential power, as Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, leader in the polls said, stressing the superiority of the constitution above all other laws.

The measurements planned by the government to rescue the Banif bank were discussed controversially. The majority of the candidates were against subsidizing the bank with public money.

The complete article and many more can be read here: ZAP.aeiou

The second round of the discussion, again with all 10 candidates, will be broadcasted on January 19th in the TV.