President of the Republic supports auditing the financial management of the Defense industries

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The President of the Republic expressed support today for an audit of the financial management of the defense industries, in the name of transparency, regarding the case involving former Secretary of State Marco Capitão Ferreira.

“I think that if there is this idea, it is a good idea, in honor of transparency,” Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told reporters at the end of an initiative at the former royal riding arena, next to the Belem Palace in Lisbon.

When questioned about the resignation of the Secretary of State for Defense, Marco Capitão Ferreira, who has been accused in the “Perfect Storm” case that led to searches in the Ministry of Defense, the head of state and supreme commander of the Armed Forces did not want to comment on this departure from the government.

However, regarding this case, he said that he “seemed to understand that there is the intention of the Ministry of Defense to request or to determine that an audit of the Defense industries, their financial management, their accounts be established.

“Particularly in recent years, since 2020, which I think was the year to which the last known accounts were reported,” he specified, expressing his support for an audit with this scope.

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