Former Governor of São Paulo João Doria (PSDB) said on the morning of this Monday, 13th, that he will not leave the PSDB and that he will dedicate himself to the activities of the private sector, through the council of Lide, the business entity created by him. He claimed to have received an invitation from the group’s current president, former minister Luiz Fernando Furlan, to join the body of the business entity, along with former minister Henrique Meirelles. “From now on, I return to my private life” , said.
Doria, thus, is on his way to becoming the first governor-elect of São Paulo to leave office to dedicate himself to the private sector – Geraldo Alckmin (PSB) dedicated himself to medicine and related activities (participation in a TV program and classes at a university) after losing his governorship and losing the 2018 presidential election, but never announced he was leaving politics, even temporarily.
At breakfast with journalists, Doria said that she has only six years of public life, but that they have been “intense”. He debuted in the race for mayor of the capital of São Paulo in 2016, and was later elected governor of the state in 2018.
Despite winning the party’s presidential primaries, last November, he was passed over by the party in favor of senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS), who will be the candidate of the alliance between PSDB, MDB and Citizenship. When she left the race, Doria reached up to 4% in polls of voting intentions – the emedebista now has 1% and, in some polls, she accumulates rejection even greater than that of Doria (this was one of the reasons for the party to pass over Doria).