Portuguese President Cabinet reply received by email, on December 2, 2010
The email contains a reference text, the petition text in Portuguese and a PDF attachment [see bellow].
Please find enclosed letter No. 7382 of November 29, 2010.
DSDA - Office of Correspondence of the Portuguese Republic Presidency
I acknowledge the receipt and thank you for sending the exposure made by Your Excellency, requesting the reopening of the case concerning the disappearance of the minor Madeleine McCann.
Albeit understanding the reasons that motivate the referenced exposure, which, in the ambit of principles, reveals a highly commendable concern for the fate of a minor, I hereby inform you, that the matter in question does not fall within the competence of the Portuguese Republic President, a legal and constitutional framework that enshrines the separation of powers, that is, the independence of the
judicial function and the autonomy of the Public Ministry.
The Chief of Staff to the President
José Manuel Nunes Liberato
Petition text [sign here, read here]
Alternative PDF host since the scribd account was deleted without warning.
13 December - it has been restored, thanks to the scribd team