President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonarolaunched his candidacy for re-election at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday Violent attacks on the Supreme Court, criticism of his main opponent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and an aggressive tone that seemed to ignore the advice of his campaign team. bolsonaro Thanked God “for the mission of being the President of this nation” and asked that the people of Brazil “Never Experience the Pain of Communism”, During the Liberal Party (PL) convention, which brought together over ten thousand supporters, the Army Reserve General was also confirmed. Walter Souza Braga Netto Como Su candidate vice president In the election of 2 October.
Lula and the attack on the Supreme Court
“I call on all of you so that on September 7 we hit the streets for the last time”, Bolsonaro called in a furious tone to attack the Federal Supreme Court (STF) as he usually does. Last year on the same date there were demonstrations marked by undemocratic slogans against the Supreme Court and the Congress.
“Those deaf people in black robes have to understand what is the voice of the people”Bolsonaro said of the judges of the Court, to which his followers responded: “Supreme people!”, The far-right leader spoke for more than an hour at the Maracazinho gym, where, without naming Lula, he accused the former president of promoting abortion and drugs and “teaching sex” to children through “gender ideology” accused of wanting.
The far-right president appealed directly to young Brazilians, most of whom, according to polls, preferred the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT). Look at the plight of countries where your candidate supported others for South America,” Bolsonaro said. “Lula, thief, your place is in jail!” the crowd shouted.
pre launch, An adviser close to Bolsonaro said the campaign committee had recommended him to focus on an active agenda, focused the efforts of the economy and government to reduce fuel prices and strengthen social aid, and abandoned controversies such as attacks on electronic ballot boxes. Even then, In addition to attacking the Supreme Court, Bolsonaro indirectly cited allegations of vulnerability of electronic ballot boxes to ensure that his followers “do not accept fraud.”
They raised slogans like in public “God, Country and Family” And a flag with the image of the former US President was also seen. Donald Trump, Bolsonaro appeared on stage with the first lady, Michel Bolsonaro, and his vice-presidential candidate, General Walter Souza Braga Netto. An ally and outright defender of Brazil’s president, the military officer shares with Bolsonaro his devotion to the dictatorship, his strong-arms policy against crime, and his distrust of the electronic voting system.
Michelle gave a brief speech before the president in which she said she prayed for her husband and assured that Bolsonaro was the president “who approved the most laws to protect women”, The President’s wife was pointed out by the campaign as a key piece Try to reduce disapproval among women voters and retain the evangelical vote, which was necessary for his coming to power in 2018.
Bolsonaro appeared on stage wearing a bulletproof vest under his shirt., The Institutional Security Cabinet ordered a stronger campaign after a series of political violence that is rocking the campaign in Brazil, such as the killing of a PT leader at the hands of a Bolsonaro police officer.
work to overturn the obstacle
The presidential campaign committee is working to redress losses in the polls regarding Lula, the favorite for the October 2 election. Latest datafolha survey reveals Lula with 47 percent of the vote intended, followed by Bolsonaro with 28 percent,
PT made Lula’s candidacy official with a ceremony in So Paulo last Friday, A former colleague of PT, Ciro Gomes, did the same by looking for a third party, which seems like a sure path towards polarization between the two names with the most weight. Gomes of the Partido Democratico Tribalhista does not yet have any mates or the support of other parties, but polls place him in third place and his vote could be valuable in a potential second round.