I haven’t seen any discussion on this so thought I would throw it out there.
For those interested in the ARI visa, the premise is that you invest money into Portugal in exchange for a path to residency or citizenship.
Portugal’s largest party is currently the socialist party. I don’t know exactly the politics of Portugal but I do know that socialists generally like to take money from those who have it (either through taxation or redistribution) and redistribute it to those that don’t, as well as the idea of elimination of private property. In that sense, it is not totally compatible with the idea of a golden visa investor or private investor.
Is this something to be concerned about in the next 10 years and if so would it make sense to avoid citizenship and focus on permanent residency in Portugal due to these types of concerns? Or to look to another country altogether?