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Green candidate Marina Silva will run for president in Brazil

Monday, December 4th 2017 - 08:23 UTC
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Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said on Sunday that she would seek her party’s nomination to run for president next year. Silva announced her plans at a meeting of her Sustainability Network Party, or REDE, which would officially nominate her at its national convention in April. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    Interesting that the story above omits to point out the 34 to 37 per cent vote intentions for Lula, as measured by Datafolha in the cited opinion poll. Lula would win the presidency in any second round scenario and could even win in first round. But I guess it's better to talk about anybody but Lula!

    Retired militar Jair Bolsonaro trails at a distant 17 per cent.

    However, the story makes sure to present a “without Lula” scenario, in which Bolsonaro would receive 21 per cent of the ballots.

    Lula's has been consistently raising in opinion polls from 21 per cent in July 2016.

    In the same poll, Michel Temer showed five per cent support and 71 per cent of bad image.

    In light of the results, it becomes a necessity for the real powers to put Lula in jail lest he'll be the next Brazil president.

    If that does not work, Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal is considering changing the governing system to parliamentarian, to make less relevant the power of the future president.

    Anything that works as long as the real power is kept where it has been most of the time.

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Lightning

    Why the criticism? Here is an interesting report that there is a new viable candidate.

    We already know about Temer.

    We already know about Lula.

    It's old news that a disgraced former President, being investigated and charged with criminal corruption and money laundering wants to run as a candidate to escape prosecution.

    Who would want a President with that sort of character?

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Just fyg....1st, datafolha is not the most reliable source for polls including Lula...2nd,
    the opinions of most political analysts, considering the possibility that Lula runs, are close to unanimous in that he'd lose in the second round ; 3rd, Lula's appeal will most likely be rejected by the TRF-4, and his prison term might well be doubled, which will make him a 'ficha suja', and means, even if he is not jailed, that he cannot run ; 4th, Marina Silva, although I have no reason (yet) to doubt her honesty, sat on the fence in the 2nd round of the last election, which did not sit too well with voters who are not 'petistas'.....

    Brazil needs someone who is not part of the current corrupt Congress, who is not a stupid populist and is prepared to attack the problems head other words, someone who' ll put the country before themselves....and their Party...a tall order, but let's see what happens in the next 6 months. .

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Sr. Massot...
    You are completely right about Lula's reborn popularity...
    We know it... they know it...
    Hope his people take good care so nobody pulls a Neruda..., an Angelelli... or a Torrijos on him...

    El Think...

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    Why Gilmar - or maybe Cabral/Cunha/Maluf & Co - aren't the presidential candidates? They have such a VAST “experience” and can be even “better” presidents than Collor the Crook!

    Dec 05th, 2017 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @Think & Massot
    “birds of a feather....”
    But you are right, up to a certain extent, about Lula's 'reborn' has been reborn, but this time, somewhat 'defective', far weaker than it was ....proof of this are his 'tours' around the NE which have been dismal failures, attracting less than 20 % of the expected turnouts (not to mention the 100 busloads of ignoramuses that follow him around, in exchange for R$ 30 and a baloney sandwich per day)...and that, in the NE, his traditional strongholds, due to the fact that there, 1 in 3 families is dependent on the bolsa familia, and who have been led to believe (by the leftist unions, PT, PC do B etc) that they will lose all social benefits if Lula is not re-elected ....despite the fact that the PT was kicked out 1 year ago, and the benefits carry on as before...ignorance is a b*tch...

    Dec 05th, 2017 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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