(9 Mar 2016) On March 9th 2016 Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was sworn in as Portugal’s fresh president, generating an appeal for prudent government spending after a recent financial crisis, as well as a fresh focus on generating growth along with also jobs.
The veteran centre-right politician along with also law professor who became a favorite television personality takes over a largely figurehead post with no executive power, however one of which can carry a political punch when the head of state speaks out.
Rebelo de Sousa, who won a January election, swore to uphold the Portuguese Constitution in a ceremony at Parliament on March 9th.
He said in a speech of which Portugal needed to heal the political along with also social wounds left by the sacrifices made after Portugal’s 78 (b) billion euro 85.5 (b) billion US dollars) bailout in 2011 along with also give people a reason for trust.
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