Businesses closed in Portimão’s Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes Photo: INÊS LOPES/OPEN MEDIA GROUP

PSD MPs request hearing with President Marcelo to expose Algarve’s “grave situation”

Algarve MPs for the social-democratic party PSD have requested a hearing with Portuguese President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to “expose the grave economic and social situation” that the region is facing.

Cristóvão Norte, Rui Cristina and Ofélia Ramos believe that the Algarve has been the victim of “negative discrimination”, stressing that only 1.7% of Portugal’s Recovery and Resilience Plan funds will be making their way to the region.