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The Portuguese president dissolved the parliament

After the resignation of the Prime Minister of Spain due to accusations of financial corruption, the President of this country dissolved the Parliament and announced early elections.

– International News

According to the international group Tasnim news agency, citing the Austrian newspaper “De Presse”, so After the resignation of Antonio Costa, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Souza, the President of this country dissolved the Parliament and announced new elections for March 10, 2024 (March 20). He announced the news in a speech to the nation on Thursday evening after a meeting of the Council of State in Lisbon.

Socialist Casta unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday amid corruption investigations against him and other members of the government. The president of this country also announced that Costa will remain as head of government until he is replaced. Representatives of most parties agree that new elections can strengthen the far-right Chega party. Leads. In recent years, this party has been able to win the votes of the right wing with its populist positions. Chega is currently the third-largest party with 11 seats in the 230-seat parliament.

Costa announced in a televised address on Tuesday that he was handing in his resignation to “Marcelo Rebelo” amid doubts about his integrity. de Souza,” suggested the president of his country.

Corruption investigators had previously searched several ministries and the official residence of Portugal’s socialist prime minister in Lisbon, and announced that Costa was also under investigation. Vitor Scaria, the head of his office, was also arrested. On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office also named Joao Galamba, the country’s infrastructure minister, as an official suspect.

The investigation includes, among other things, suspected corruption in the management of lithium and hydrogen projects. Accusations, the opposition demanded Costa’s resignation.

Since being in power, Costa has been able to create a significant change in the Portuguese economy and freed this country from large debts and widespread economic crisis, and economic growth and prosperity in this

After the Socialists achieved a decisive victory in last year’s elections, it seemed that Costa would remain in power for several more years, but in his speech on Tuesday, after meeting with The President of Portugal emphasized that a phase of his life is over.

Resignation of the Prime Minister of Portugal due to corruption charges

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