25 April: Parliament celebrates 45 years of the Revolution and opens doors to the people
The Assembly of the Republic marks this Thursday the 45th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution with its usual solemn session in the morning, and in the afternoon opens the doors to the public.
The President of the Parliament, Ferro Rodrigues, opens the session in the Chamber by 10:00 a.m., after the GNR band executes the National Anthem in the Lost Steps and gives the floor to the representatives of the parliamentary groups.
The first to intervene is the single MP of the PAN (People-Animals-Nature), André Silva, and the next will be the ENP MEP Heloísa Apolónia. Then there is Diana Ferreira from PCP, Filipe Anacoreta Correia from CDS-PP, Jorge Falcato from the Left Block, Carlos César from PS, and Pedro Roque from PSD.
The meeting ended with the speeches by Ferro Rodrigues and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who this year made his fourth speech as President of the Republic, before the deputies.
The Prime Minister, António Costa, and the other members of the Government attend the session but have no planned interventions.
In the afternoon, from 3:00 p.m., the Assembly of the Republic opens its doors, allowing visitors to see the corridors and the interior of the palace, with free visits and cultural activities.
In the parliamentary bookstore there are workshops on painting, with the theme ‘Abril, artistas mil’, and in the corridors of the Assembly the exhibition ‘Fifty years to do p.arte’ by António Colaço, former PS advisor, is shown. chaimite ‘Palavril’, parked in front of the new Assembly building.
In Lisbon, in the afternoon, organized by the 25 de Abril Association, the traditional popular parade takes place in the capital, from Marquês de Pombal to Rossio.
Also in the afternoon, the official residence of the prime minister is again open to the public on the 25th of April, with a program that includes a concert by António Zambujo and a reading of Sophia de Mello Breyner’s poems.
As in previous years, during the afternoon of April 25th, António Costa will stroll through the gardens of São Bento and will follow cultural activities from early afternoon, making a brief intervention at 4:50 pm, before opening at 6:30 p.m., in Fortaleza de Peniche, a memorial in honor of political prisoners.