In the last few hours for the end of the election campaign, the Coalition Trust has today stirred the streets of the city of Funchal, chanting words of confidence in Sunday victory and distributing flowers to whom it was on the way.
After a rain that delayed the beginning of the last political initiative for half an hour before the day of reflection for the August elections of September 26, the sun opened and the hundreds of supporters who composed the caravan could go through the main streets of the center of Funchal.
The meeting point was the Largo do Município, where the last day the last rally had been held and, from there, went to advance the city.
The gerberas returned to the campaign, and Miguel Silva Gouveia and Paulo Cafôfo took over the command of the ruin, distributed flowers especially by women, but not only. Other elements of the committee were joining the campaign’s flyer with the call for vote.
It was the form of the coalition to greet those who circulated around the city.
Miguel Gouveia accelerated and tried to reach everyone he saw ahead. There were times when it ran from one side to the other.
“This takes energy. Rest at midnight”, justified the MJ.
From gerberas in hand, the candidate presented with the flower who found. He crossed streets to meet passersby, handed over to those who were driving and to those who went next door and even entered a bus that waited for the candidate for the City Council of Funchal to distribute the flowers by all passengers.
Miguel Gouveia was not stopping. And he continued to cross roads, to walk through terraces, running sometimes so he could arrive in time to greet those who were farther away.
The last campaign act pulled from the candidate’s physicist, but Gouveia knows that at this point everything counts.
“We are at the end of a campaign that was long and that demonstrated our resistance and required many energies, but we are with a feeling of work well done,” he said.
" We gave everything we had best to the funchalenses, looking to show valid ideas and projects for the prosperity of Funchal, county and ten parishes”, he added.
The candidate also pointed out the “people’s card” that he said felt and now expects “that the work well done will be recognized next Sunday, with a victory of Trust”.
The head of the list to the Municipality of Funchal also asked voters to look at the projects that are concerned. “One that represents the past and one that gives us confidence in the most prosperous, fairer and more supportive future”, he said.
During the ruin, also Paulo Cafôfo, president of PS Madeira, was confident in the victory on Sunday.
“I always like electoral campaigns, which are always a moment of great intensity, at the party level, but allow a unique contact with people,” he said.
“We are here with a lot of optimism for a victory next Sunday. Miguel Gouveia is the best person to defend the interests of Funchal and the funchalenses not only for the person who is, but also for what he has already demonstrated as mayor in these two years “, he mentioned.
Cafôfo believes that “the victory” will be a demonstration that Madeira continues to “advance in democratic values and development”.
“I want people to realize that voting is the purest and most important act in democracy. It is sacred,” he said.
The president of PS Madeira said that in this campaign he watched “illegitimate attempts to pressure and condition people”, but he recalled that “the moment of the vote is secret, and there the person decides regardless of pressures, threats or persecutions”.
Being a secret vote, “the person must choose in consciousness what is best for his county and parish”, he said.