At the IV National Party Conference on Saturday, the militants of the Left Bloc (BE) elected a political commission with 305 votes to fine-tune the strategic direction of the blockers. On the agenda of the recommendation, which wishes to strengthen BE as an “alternative to the absolute majority of PS” and now controlled by inhibitors, There are issues such as solidarity with Ukraine, the fight against liberalization in Europe, measures to respond to the rising cost of living and the increased mobilization of the party.
“So here we are in opposition. It could not be otherwise. But in an opposition that is not just declarative. It’s construction. We are the red and green option, the one that concerns work and the climate, the one that opposes all oppression. And if they ask us what our model is, we will answer that we built it in battle. A struggle that immediately saves democracy against all threats. Including the far right, ”Catarina Martins said at the end of the conference.
In his speech focusing on the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, the absolute majority of the PS, and feminism, in which he defined an “anti-capitalist struggle” and an “alternative” to socialist government and extremism. As for BE’s future, BE’s director spared no criticism of António Costa’s management.
“In Portugal, it is the PS that wants to reassure the country that, given inflation on the supply side rather than the demand side, there would be a risk of wage and pension upgrades. And it will refuse price control mechanisms and the fight against speculation,” Catarina Martins said.
BE’s director also accused PS of ending “short open brackets” in geingonça and “taking social policy goals for about a year” for “taking the right argument” into the government and state budget program and feeding the “social resentment exploited by the far right”. .
At Saturday’s conference, the motto “Left Block: Fair, Solidarity, Unsmissive,” held behind closed doors at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Science with more than 560 militants and about a hundred interventions, continued. two other alternative proposals.
The Convergência recommendation, which criticizes BE’s management, which includes former deputies Pedro Soares and Mário Tomé, received 43 votes. The third proposal, made by some militants who signed Q Motion at the party’s last national assembly in 2021, who only this morning provided the 30 signatures required by the conference regiment, was for 9 votes.
Representing the proposal of the Political Affairs Committee, “Defending the people during war and inflation,” declined Mariana Mortágua responds to opponents’ criticism of “BE’s poor internal environment,” “sectarianism,” and “the inability of the leadership to listen to criticism,” and the blocker states that “there are no differences.”
At the end of the meeting, Iulia Yurtchenko, the leader of the Ukrainian social movement, also addressed her petition digital way to cancel Ukraine’s external debt.
The meeting was convened in February by the party’s national bureau the distribution of the elections in the last parliamentary elections – which raised BE ‘s third political power to fifth – to discuss BE’ s political and organizational orientation in the current political cycle.