The Socialist Party announces that there will be no written agreement with the left in support of the new government. The confirmation comes from the political committee meeting this Thursday night, in Largo do Rato, Lisbon.
The socialist political commission said in a statement that the PS had "conditions to form government" and decided to mandate António Costa to train the new executive.
BE, PCP, Greens, PAN and Livre expressed "willingness to work towards four more years of political stability," the socialists say.
However, the Socialist Party will not sign any written agreement, contrary to what happened in 2015 with BE, PCP and Greens when the so-called "contraption" was formed.
"It also emerged from the contacts that, similarly to the legislature now ending, an identical methodology will be pursued in advance for the consideration of state budget proposals and others relevant to governance stability," the PS political committee said.
The outcome of the parliamentary elections "reinforced" the PS in the Assembly of the Republic and demonstrated "support for the continuity of the governmental solution that, for four years, ensured more growth, better jobs and greater equality, always with the right accounts".
"The Portuguese can count on the Socialist Party to ensure a policy of improving living conditions in line with the commitments made in their electoral program that will continue the policies that led to significant advances and improvements in the lives of the Portuguese," the commission concludes. politics.