The president of the Socialist-Madeira Party called today to vote on the candidacy of the ‘Confidence coalition’ to the Municipality of Funchal, stressing that Miguel Silva Gouveia is the only candidate able to make the city continue on the road of social, economic and cultural progress and is who can guarantee better living conditions for the funchalenses.
In a ruined by the main streets of the centre of Funchal to mark the end of the campaign for the municipal elections, in which he accompanied the candidates of the ‘Confiance’, Paulo Cafôfo explained that the governance of Miguel Silva Gouveia has been guided by responsibility, honesty, competence, rigor and a vision of future for the city, so it is decisive that on Sunday the people will re-post the vote.
" Miguel Silva Gouveia is the one who best defends Funchal. It is necessary to ensure that our city continues to have a serious governance, free of interest and close to our population", appealed the leader of the PS-M, warning that “we cannot go back and leave everything in the hands of the PSD”. “People cannot forget that it was in the local management of which the PSD-CDS candidate, Pedro Calado, was formed, which was created a debt of over 100 million euros, which we continue to pay to this day,” he said.
Paulo Cafôfo stressed, therefore, that on Sunday only two possible options exist, among those who indebted the House, did not lower taxes, did not return the IRS to the municipalities and made a cut of 375 thousand euros in social support, or then who governs with commitment, reduced the debt to the lowest value of ever, who has a policy of closeness and invests in people.
The leader of the Madeiran socialists has listed the achievements achieved since 2013, with the ‘Mudance’ and ‘Confidence’ coalition, namely the assignment of free school manuals and university scholarships, the continued investment in the highlands, in the water and sanitation network, in the new accesses, the creation of the Munícipe Shop, the hiring of firefighters, urban rehabilitation, the revision of the Municipal Carboio Plan and the Natural Carbo He also highlighted the focus on Culture, making Baltazar Theatre Days the Cultural Cathedral, as well as the ban on slaughter of healthy animals.
On the other hand, Paulo Cafôfo accused Pedro Calado of, when he was in the government, having tried to financially post the mayor, refusing to sign any program contracts and to transfer the funds from VAT and the IRS, not reserve funds from the Recovery and Resilience Plan for the chambers and using public companies to attack the CMF. As if it was not enough, he said that Pedro Calado lies with the Funchalenses, with promises that are the responsibility of the Regional Government and that he did not perform when he joined the Executive.
In this sense, he stressed the call for the vote in Miguel Silva Gouveia, for having a serious and competent team and for having a cohesive, honest and with exequitable proposals, the good of the future of Funchal and the funchalenses. “We must vote with ‘Configence’ to advance our city and our region. Miguel Silva Gouveia is the only solution for Funchal and it is essential to focus the votes on its project,” said Paulo Cafôfo.
[via](https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/142176/Miguel_Silva_Gouveia_e_quem_melhor_defende_o_Funchal_salienta_Paulo_Cafofo ““Miguel Silva Gouveia é quem melhor defende o Funchal”, salienta Paulo Cafôfo”)