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Parliament voted down law proposal on easing budgetary measures

Praia, Jul 29 (Inforpress) – The Government’s proposal for teasing budgetary measures in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic failed to achieve the two-thirds of the votes needed for its approval in the Cabo Verdean Parliament.

The document was overturned, with 41 votes in favor from the Movement for Democracy (MpD-ruling party) and the Independent and Democratic Cabo Verdean Union (UCID-opposition party), and on the side of the African Independence Party of Cabo Verde (PAICV-opposition party), the MP João do Carmo voted against and the others 27 voted abstention.

In his statement of vote, PAICV MP Walter Évora began by saying that the Government and the party supporting him said Thursday during this July second plenary session, for the justification of this draft law, that the world is on the path to indebtedness, but it has not been said that the world is in a mode of expenditure control.

“This, unfortunately, is not a good way … The reduction of State expenditure is now a requirement of society”, said the MP elected by the constituency of Boa Vista, recalling that in 2016, when the MpD took power, made the commitment to reduce unnecessary expenses for the operation of the State, but ended up doing the opposite, since the amount for these expenses of 42 went to 50 billion escudos in 2020.

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