Portugal: Parliament votes on condemning policies of new US administration

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Lisbon, Feb. 3 (Lusa) – The Portuguese Parliament is due on Friday to discuss five votes to condemn the policies of the new US administration, led by Donald Trump, particularly the executive order preventing citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

All the parties with seats in parliament have put forward proposals to condemn the new US administration’s policy, except for the single member of parliament representing animal rights party PAN, who has undersigned the BE motion.

The PS, PSD, BE, CDS-PP and PCP parties have all individually put forward motions to condemn the policies followed by the new US President, although some parties are more vehement in their criticism of the Trump administration.

Trump signed an executive order to suspend the US refugee programme for 120 days and freeze the entry of citizens from seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days: Lybia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Yemen.