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Montevideo, June 21st 2018 - 16:08 UTC

Tag: Ciro Gomes

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 11:18 UTC

    Brazil's industries lobby, FIESP, ready to join a presidential ticket

    ”Ciro (Gomes) sounded him out directly,“ said a source, and although ”nothing has been decided, if Steinbruch is invited, he will accept. He feels very honored.”

    Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes has sounded out steelmaking tycoon Benjamin Steinbruch as a possible vice presidential running mate in October and allegedly he would join the ticket if invited.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Brazilian ex chief Justice will not run for the presidency in October

    That is an essential selling point in this election, the first since a massive legal probe revealed stunning levels of political graft. Scores of powerful businessmen and politicians have been jailed,

    Joaquim Barbosa, a former chief justice on Brazil's Supreme Court with anti-corruption credentials, said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency in October, despite a growing clamor for his candidacy. Barbosa, the first and only black member of the high court, had in recent weeks positioned himself as a potential center-left candidate. He was attractive to many because of his clean image and background as a judge who battled corruption.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Brazil's speaker of the Lower House also wants to run for the presidency

    Maia said he would eschew “irresponsible populism” – an indication he would continue Temer’s reform efforts to rein in a bulging budget deficit.

    The speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Rodrigo Maia, said he will run for the presidency with a market-friendly platform advocating tax cuts and more efficient public spending. Maia’s preliminary nomination by his centre-right Democrats party, the main ally to President Michel Temer, must be formalized at a convention in late July.