PEV joins PCP and votes AGAINST the government’s State Budget

Bringing up the rear in terms of ‘declarations’, PEV (the Greens) have announced that they too will be voting against the government’s proposed State Budget on Wednesday. With the prospect of parliament being dissolved due to the lack of consensus, prime minister António Costa has called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers for later today, in the hope that some new inroads into the deadlock can be found. PEV’s reasons, very much like PCP, centre on structural problems of the country not being suitably addressed.