the senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS) will receive this Friday, 5th, the support of We can her presidential candidacy, increasing to four the parties that officially support her candidacy for the Palácio do Planalto – in addition to the MDB, she already had the support of Cidadania and the PSDB, which nominated the candidate for vice, also senator Mara Gabrilli.
Podemos even launched Sergio Moro’s presidential candidacy, but was abandoned by the former judge, who migrated to União Brasil – there, he failed to be a candidate for president and will run for the Senate for Paraná, his home state.
With four parties in his alliance, Tebet, who has 2% of voting intentions according to the latest Datafolha poll, already has more parties in his alliance than the president. Jair Bolsonaro (PL)which has 29%.
The president has so far managed to get the support of only the parties that make up the Centrão, the political bloc that supports his government in Congress: PL, PP and Republicans. Bolsonaro also had the PTB, but the party launched the candidacy of former deputy Roberto Jefferson.
In terms of number of deputies, however, Bolsonaro’s alliance is more representative: it has 179 parliamentarians against 73 of Tebet’s alliance.
Of the 23 parties represented in the Chamber of Deputies, eight are with the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT, PSB, PCdoB, PSOL, PV, Network, Solidarity and Avante). Another five subtitles launched their own candidacies: União Brasil (Soraya Thronicke), PDT (Ciro Gomes), Novo (Luiz Felipe d’Avila) and Pros (Pablo Marçal), in addition to Jefferson’s PTB.
Four acronyms chose to maintain neutrality: PSD, PSC and Patriota.
The deadline for party conventions ends this Friday. So far there are twelve candidates in the running, one less than in the 2018 election — see the full article here.