Portugal’s President de Sousa was pictured shopping in a local supermarket, during Coronavirus crisis, like any normal citizen and it has gone viral.
PORTUGUESE President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was pictured shopping in a supermarket, blending in as a normal citizen, and the photograph has gone viral.
The photo was published on social networks on Sunday and provoked reactions between the Portuguese and people from the rest of the world.
The President was surprised at a market in Cascais, near Lisbon, and in the photograph, you can see him in shorts, shirt, trainers and of course a face mask. He also had no security team around him and did not receive any special assistance or privileges.
“A politician from another world,” is how some users of Twitter described the down to earth Portuguese President.
Spanish newspaper El País claims the success of the Portuguese politician is due to a simple formula: “his closeness to the people has not affected the national and international prestige of the institution” that he represents.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa came to power on March 9, 2016, without the support of any party. He was made president for his own work, merits and great popularity, as he was well-known in all of Portugal when he ran for office.
His career as a lawyer, university professor, politician, minister of Parliamentary Affairs, and political analyst on the main Portuguese radio and television stations give him a high prestige among the Portuguese.