In addition to the serious effects on inflation and, therefore, on the electoral campaign of President Jair Bolsonaro, the increase in diesel brings another problem for the president: truck drivers,
The category served as one of the main supports for Bolsonaro’s election in 2018, as well as being decisive for the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff (PT).
In the 2018 election campaign, Bolsonaro promised truck drivers worlds and funds, including holding down the price of diesel. He did not and will hardly be able to hold back further increases in the price of fuels until the elections.
Truck drivers feel betrayed. It remains to be seen whether the size of the discontent will produce demonstrations by the category until the elections. Bolsonaro and his assistants pray hand in hand to delay any movement of the disaffected, but it will be difficult to hold back.