Illegal taking of interests, corruption, favouritism, clientelism or sexual favours: the public prosecutor’s offices are overwhelmed by complaints and other “reports” of alleged offences against elected officials.
That’s exactly the wrong thing to do. Announcing the use of 49-3 in the open on a late Saturday afternoon, after a cabinet meeting on coronavirus, is a major blunder that Macronesia will pay a heavy price for. At the ballot box. And in the street.
With two weeks to go before the first round of municipal elections, the executive could let go of the ballast on pension reform, too busy managing two more worrying issues: the coronavirus epidemic and the risk of destabilising the economy.