Left Bloc’s 10th National Convention approves motion and elects national leadership
The Left Bloc’s 10th National Convention ended with a vote on the political guidance motion and the election of the national leadership and the committee of rights.
The debate between the political motions was closed by Américo Campos, on behalf of motion B, Carlos Carujo, of motion R, and Jorge Costa, of motion A.
In the voting process, motion A, “The strength of hope, Left Bloc aiming for a majority” was approved with 444 votes. Motion R, “Growing from the roots, the radicality of reinventing politics” got 58 votes and motion B, “More Bloc”, got 32 votes, with one abstention. In the vote for the national leadership, 64 people were elected from motion A, seven from motion B and nine from motion R. The new committee of rights will consist of five people from motion A, one person from motion B and another from motion R.
As a consequence of the election results, because motion A stated that the political committee would be coordinated by the leader of the motion with the largest number of votes, Catarina Martins, of motion A, was elected the new coordinator of Left Bloc’s political committee.