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Legislative: Manuel Monteiro rejects invitation to join CDS-PP lists

Legislative: Manuel Monteiro rejects invitation to join CDS-PP lists

The former president of the CDS-PP Manuel Monteiro revealed today that he had rejected the invitation to join the centrist deputies lists for the legislative elections, scheduled for January 30, 2022, saying he did not want to “be confined to a candidacy”.

“It was a very honorable invitation, which gave me immense prestige, but I believe I can make a greater contribution to the CDS, making myself available for the electoral campaign where the CDS-PP understands it and does not stay confined to a candidacy”, justified Monteiro, in statements to CNN Portugal.

Manuel Monteiro had already been approached by Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos to head the lists in Porto or Braga.

On Monday, in an interview with RTP, the president of the CDS-PP was asked about the possibility of the former president of the party Manuel Monteiro joining the lists of deputies of the party as number one for the constituency of Porto.

Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos replied that Manuel Monteiro would be “a top exponent of representation” of the party and “it is natural that the party leadership is willing to count on Manuel Monteiro, who would be an ace, a trump card, for the CDS to have a good result”. However, it did not materialize whether the party would include the former leader in the lists.

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