About 29% of the disagreements between state secretaries and ministers are serious state secretaries

“And I said to him: ‘Minister, I cannot live with these measures.’ And the minister said, “These measures are being taken,” and I replied, “If these measures are taken, I can’t go on.” That was basically it, and then when there was a reorganization in the government – it didn’t last long lasted – I left. ”The episode is anonymously narrated by a former Secretary of State for José Sócrates’ first executive in the book just published by political scientist Pedro Silveira, which the researcher concludes from more than a hundred interviews with former government officials that only a leadership shared between the Minister and the Foreign Minister can effectively avoid serious disagreements, and that these account for about 29% of the total disagreement.

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