Costa stated that the “inhabitants has to get used to residing and not using a automotive” however he has 11 drivers in his workplace, mock the liberals

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Impositions on different individuals’s vehicles is refreshment“, it’s commented within the publications of the meme on the Liberal Initiative celebration pages on Twitter and Fb. Has turned viral virtually immediately, because it appeared on the twenty fourth of July, by hundreds of shares.

The goal of humor with a way of political criticism, Antonio Costa, is accused of asking the Portuguese what he appears to not do, at the least in his prime ministership. O meme takes a quote from Costa – “Inhabitants has to get used to residing and not using a automotive” – and counters the supposed proven fact that, on the similar time, the Prime Minister has “11 drivers” in his workplace.

That’s, it exposes a contradiction or duality of standards. However does it have factual help?

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If, on the one hand, the assertion attributed to Costa is truethe variety of drivers (11) appointed to the Prime Minister’s workplace utilized to the XXI Constitutional Authorities, which lasted till October 2019. Within the current XXIII Constitutional Authorities in workplace, nonetheless, haven’t but been printed in “Diário da República” the appointments of drivers working within the prime minister’s workplace. Which may even be greater than 11, because the legislation permits one most of 12 drivers. However let’s go by elements.

On the twenty second of July, in Coimbra, throughout the consignment ceremony for the development of the Mondego Mobility System Hospital Line (SMM) that came about within the Coimbra Metropolis Council constructing, the Prime Minister argued that it will be needed for the populations of cities get used toin a brief time frame, the reside and not using a automotive.

After arguing that “it took 50 years after the post-war interval for cities to adapt to accommodate the overseas physique that was the auto” and that, now, “we’ve got a lot much less time to get used to residing with out this overseas physique that was the automotive”, Costa even stated that “the very best factor to do is park” the automotive, for which it’s needed for the nation to deal with “discover a new mobility system“.

However as for the appointments of drivers to the prime minister’s workplace, the data printed within the meme it is not that dependable. Throughout the time period of the XXII Constitutional Authorities, among the many 41 cupboard members of the Prime Minister (you may entry here for the full list of nominations) had been counted 12 driversalong with the chief of workers, advisors, assistants, specialist technicians, private secretaries, the help coordinator, technical-administrative help and auxiliary workers.

In flip, within the XXI Constitutional Authorities, which ran from November 2015 to October 2019, among the many 59 cupboard members of the Prime Minister (you may entry here for the full list of nominations) had been counted 11 drivers.

Nonetheless, the orders for the appointment of drivers on the service of the Prime Minister’s workplace within the Authorities presently in workplace (since March 2022) haven’t but been printed in “Diário da República”, nor printed on the Authorities web page, so it’s not recognized whether or not it is going to be 11, 12, or much less.

Questioned by the Polygraph, an official supply within the prime minister’s workplace stresses that the relevant laws – Decree-Law No. 12/2012 – “stipulates a most of 12 drivers” for that cupboard. On the service not simply of the prime minister, however of all cupboard members.

O meme of liberals fails to current a reality outdated – the “11 drivers” had been on the service of the prime minister’s workplace within the XXI Constitutional Authorities, which ran till October 2019. Even so, it’s possible that within the meantime between 10 and 12 drivers can be appointed, a typical follow in prime ministers’ workplaces over the previous few many years.

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