Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, He began his candidacy for re-election to the election the following October.In an act in which his campaign team tried to keep him focused on an active agenda to close the gap with his left-wing rival and election favorite, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Bolsonaro said he asks God “May Brazil never feel the pain of communism”, A reference to former left-wing president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, without naming whom, he accused of curtailing freedoms when he returned to power in October’s elections, in which he is the clear favourite.
The president appealed directly to young Brazilians, most of whom, according to polls, preferred Lula, the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT).
“We have to attract the young leftists, show them the truth (…) Look where our Argentina is going, close to 50% poverty line”assured the chairman.
Candidature will be made official at the Liberal Party (PL) convention in the North. Rio de Janeiro President’s political cradle two days later that Lula’s party would start his own party in So Paulo, where he was made a leader.
Another army general to be Bolsonaro’s running mate Former Defense Minister Walter Braga Neto, As Bolsonaro himself had already gone ahead, as confirmed at the PL Convention held at the Maracanazinho Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which had a capacity of over 11,000 spectators.
Bolsonaro acted in the stadium, which was decorated with the green and yellow colors of the Brazilian flag and with my wifeMichele Bolsonaro, and Braga Neto and his wife also participated.
Deputy candidate Braga Netto with President Jair Bolsonaro. afp photo
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Among Bolsonaro’s sons, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro was the only standout on the podium.
The act began with a prayer by Federal Deputy and Pastor Marco Feliciano, and then Bolsonaro took up the microphone, reciting a brief biblical passage. The value of “virtuous woman” And gave it to Mike Mitchell.
He said, “You are here supporting a project to liberate the nation, four years ago we went through this experience and we didn’t know what we were going to face, we didn’t know what was going to happen. Is.”
Comparison of first lady today with 2018When he was stabbed during the Bolsonaro campaign.
“As I said yesterday, when I reached the Holy House and saw my husband on a stretcher, I looked at the roof of the hospital and said ‘You are in control of all things’; this nation is prosperous, prosperous, this There was only mismanagement. God loves this country,” he added, according to local portal G1.
Presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva kisses his wife Rosangela Silva. photo ef
In his turn, Bolsonaro said: “When it comes to popular power, does anyone think that the Cuban people don’t want independence? Do they have? No. How did we get to this point? Because of bad decisions. Ours. The mission is not to disturb your life, it is to take away as much state as possible. Strong states, weak people. Strong people, strong state”,
Shortly before the end of his speech, he called on the “voice of the people” to take to the streets “for the last time” on 7 September.
“We are the majority, we are good, we are free to fight for our motherland. I call on you all now, so that everyone, Last on the road on 7th September”Argo.
Two slogans accompanied Bolsonaro during the confirmation of his candidacy: “For the good of Brazil” and “the struggle of good against evil”, the latter quasi-religious in reference to Lula da Silva.
Before the act began, PL deputy Carla Zambelli condemned that “leftist activists” encouraged the withdrawal of free invitations to break up the event, which is why the party decided to make admission free without asking for tickets.
The presidential campaign team is working to address the election deficit with regard to former President Lula (2003–11). Favorites for the first round on October 2.
The latest survey by consulting firm Datafolha shows Workers’ Party (PT) leader Lula. With the intention of voting 47%, followed by 28% for Bolsonaro.
Meanwhile, closer to Bolsonaro, They handle elections that show only seven points to the president. Behind Lula.
Bolsonaro’s advisers recommended that he focus on an active agenda today, focusing on the economy and government’s efforts to reduce fuel prices and strengthen social aid, and abandon controversies such as attacks on electronic ballot boxes. .
Complaints about electronic ballot boxes “He’s crazy about the one who doesn’t vote” Assigned a colleague to AFP, who worked on the assembly of the speech.
Bolsonaro’s campaign team is working to “soften” his image and make him appear less angry and more relaxed, part of which is reflected in the slogan. “Captain of the People”Used with a smiling photo of the President in today’s call.
Following episodes of political violence that rocked the campaign in Brazil, the Institutional Security Cabinet ordered a strong security campaign with magazines and metal detectors at the entrance to Maracanazinho.
The PT made Lula’s candidacy official with a ceremony in Sao Paulo last Friday.
Source: AFP and EFE