Numa primeira reação às projeções sobre a abstenção, Pedro Soares saudou os números que indicam uma quebra na abstenção. A confirmarem-se, poderão abrir “um tempo novo na democracia local”, diz o coordenador autárquico do Bloco.
The government adopted Left Bloc's proposals for reducing eucalyptus fields and creating a Forest Registry. But the Portuguese Communist Party rejected Left Bloc's proposal for the creation of a Public Land Bank.
The agreement of parliamentary majority between the Socialist Party and the left parties, signed after the 2015 election is not only unprecedented in the Portuguese democracy but arose from unique conditions as well. By Bruno Góis.
On February 11th 2007, the “yes” campaign won the referendum by a margin of 59,25% of the votes, voting in favour of the decriminalisation of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy on request, in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Catarina Martins said this Sunday in Berlin, in a tribute to Rosa Luxemburg organised by Die Linke, that "we’re all victims of a neoliberal European Union that attacks workers’ rights to protect the big banks and corporations".
The left and the People and Animal’s Party approved the State Budget for 2017, although there was opposition from the right. Here is a summary of the Left Bloc’s proposals that were approved in the detailed discussion.
The final decision will be reached at the Ecofin meeting on 12 July. Yesterday, Catarina Martins used a live broadcast on Facebook to explain the Left Bloc’s proposal to hold a referendum on the Budgetary Treaty if the European Commission eventually decides on sanctions.
Left Bloc’s 10th National Convention approved political motion A, “The strength of hope, Left Bloc aiming for a majority”, and elected a new national leadership, with 64 people from motion A, 7 from motion B and 9 from motion R. Catarina Martins was elected coordinator of Left Bloc.
Esquerda.net/English will start publishing today a translation of each of the three motions that shall be discussed in next weekend's national convention. Motion A had 830 subscribers, the first of which is Catarina Martins, the spokesperson for the Left Bloc.
The 10th Left Bloc's National Convention will take place on June 25th and 26th, in Lisbon, with the motto "More Power to Win". On the night of June 24th, there will be an internationalist session focused on activism and social movements.