President – Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Waves, waves, waves… they’re coming from the west. This I will say, you will be washed away unless you open channels for the waves, for their energy will not dissipate but the channels will permit true regeneration for the people. Ancient pathways, dry and desolate will be watered, for I will turn the salt water into fresh water for my fountain is pure with no salt whatsoever. Now I will tell you a riddle and give you a picture. What is round and square too? I tell you that where you do not fit, I will make a way. For to rise, you must be abased, to prosper you must give away, and to become powerful, you must be humbled. The picture is apples of gold in pictures of silver. My words are fitly spoken, and I give them to you today. Will you retain them?
Prime Minister – António Costa
Blasphemy they cry. Hear them running through the streets and crying aloud? Do you see the tumult… men swearing oaths, women weeping, children running. It’s the time of harvest in my kingdom. Your kingdom will not look the same. Strong spirits, long entrenched, are shaking. And, if they shake, I tell you that many people will tremble. If you look at outward appearances, you will be deceived, but if you look to me, says the Lord, you will see indeed. I will reveal the truth to you, and I want to know, do you desire the truth in the inward parts. I will give it to you for I am the way, the truth, and the life. You will do one of two things… You will embrace life or kiss death. It is written, death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it will eat the fruit thereof. So, what will you love? What will you say?