Portugal’s Chega Hosts Far-Right Global Summit

Portugal’s Chega party will hold a global summit in Lisbon with several far-right party leaders in May, including former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, the Chega chairman said on Friday.
In a video statement, Chega chairman Andre Ventura said that Bolsonaro and Salvini “have already accepted the invitation to the big far-right global summit” on May 13-14.

“The presence of Jair Bolsonaro, Matteo Salvini and many other leaders of the European right, places Lisbon as one of the strongest new centers of the right in Europe and one of the world references in the fight against socialism” , did he declare.

In January 2022, Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party won an unexpected absolute majority and the Social Democrats finished second, but Chega increased its support and became the third largest party in parliament.

In March, Mr. Ventura told reporters that he was also considering inviting Marine Le Pen (France) or Geert Wilders (Netherlands), leaders of far-right parties in their respective countries.

This article is originally published on zonebourse.com

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