25 Jan, 2023

Rui Rocha becomes Iniciativa Liberal’s new leader

More than 2,000 people gathered in Lisbon over the weekend for the congress of Iniciativa Liberal, ALDE Party’s member party in Portugal. During the Congress, delegates voted for a new party leader and a new executive committee.  

Rui Rocha MP was elected as party leader for a 2-year term with 51.7% of the vote. In his acceptance speech to the Congress, Rocha promised to balance the continuity and renewal of the party, break bipartisanism in Portugal and gain 15% of the vote in the next legislative elections - an ambitious objective that would triplicate the party’s share of votes from the last elections. 

In the run up to the leadership election, Rocha declared: 

If I can count on the confidence of the members, I will count on absolutely everyone to swell the wave of hope that is the Liberal Initiative. We are all few to make Portugal More Liberal. 

Portuguese liberals also welcomed a new executive committee. Information on its members will soon be updated on the party’s website 

Photo credit: Iniciativa Liberal

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