Canada Presidential in Brazil: official start of the electoral campaign for the Lula and Jair Bolsonaro

14:20  16 august  2022
14:20  16 august  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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This is the official start of the electoral campaign in Brazil. In the center, there will be two big favorites: Lula against Jair Bolsonaro. A dozen other candidates seem to be on figuration next to these two candidates.

With our correspondent for São Paulo, Martin Bernard

The two favorites have already been crisscrossing the country for several weeks to go into contact with voters, but the official campaign, with meetings and distribution of leaflets, is only authorized from This Tuesday, August 16. The television spots will not be broadcast until August 26.

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Jair Bolsonaro has chosen to return to the small town of Jeui de Fora to launch its official campaign. The outgoing far -right president, candidate for his re -election, wanted to push the symbolism even in the smallest detail: he will give his speech on a platform installed on the same crossroads where he had been stabbed by an unbalanced during a Bath of crowds, September 6, 2018.

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Lula Da Silva , he must go to the Syndicat des Métallos, where he began his political career in the suburbs of São Paulo. The hero of the Brazilian left and founder of the PT returns from afar. Sentenced for corruption in 2017 , imprisoned a year and a half, banished from the presidential election in 2018, he saw the horizon emerge in March 2021 after the cancellation of his convictions by the Supreme Court. At the end of April 2022, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded that the investigation and the proceedings against Lula had violated his right to be tried by a impartial court. covering its political rights, this leader - which were very finished - will try to be elected to the supreme function, twelve years after leaving power.

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last year. He will come back to him to ensure the smooth running of the elections. A task that promises to be difficult, in a boosted atmosphere. Monday evening, a survey of the IPEC Institute gave a comfortable advantage to the ex-president on the left, with 44% of the voting intentions in the first round, against 32% for the current head of state. (and with AFP)

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