Marcelo in Brazil to represent Portugal at independence commemorations
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Dissolving parliament ‘bad news’, but sometimes bad news necessary – president

Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has added to the political fervour today saying that dissolution of parliament “would be bad news”, but “sometimes there has to be bad news (…) If there has to be, let it be as late as possible,” he said, in Braga at the closing of the Millennium Talks initiative, reiterating the importance “not to introduce instability, unpredictability and insecurity factors, especially at a time when the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) is underway, and Portugal 2030 is in its start-up phase”. In this sense, the country’s head of State called on policymakers “on all sides” to do “everything they can” to ensure stability in the country.