“Concerned” and “solid”. This is what the government’s new allies told themselves at the start of negotiations on the 2023 state budget, promising to scrutinize compliance with the measures they approved in this year’s budget to make sure they were not deceived by empty promises from the government. Now, closer to the end of the budget process, it is difficult to obtain specific data on this execution: neither the Government nor the parties provide specific numbers, while making sure the OE application is working properly.
On the eve of the next guaranteed approval, otherwise it was not a budget adopted by an absolute majority, the Government assures the Observer that the implementation of the proposals of the opposition continues and within the stipulated time. The allied parties have hesitation and repairs for delay, but the estimate turns out to be “generally positive”as they still manage to approve some specific proposals (even if many of them do not have a significant impact on the budget), which seems to open the door to another possibility.
However, it is curious to note that the same parties have already approved several measures this year. the same or very similar with the norms approved in the previous year is the case of human rights training for civil servants and law enforcement agencies, or research on the impact of menstruation on health and quality of life in Portugal, which never got off the ground.