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Brazil Finance minister Meirelles will decide in April if he runs for president

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:24 UTC
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Support for a presidential run by Brazil Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles is gaining strength within the country’s largest party and he could be nominated over President Michel Temer for the October presidential race, party officials said. Read full article


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  • :o))

    São Paulo offers the blueprint for what Brazil could achieve: REF:

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Temer’s closest political allies in the Cabinet are the main backers of his nomination”

    After he swore he wouldn't stand again! He'd be better off standing for Congress if he wants to keep his immunity, which he surely does with all the evidence against him.

    And Meirelles wants to change party in order to be President; guess that just proves how little the parties mean in Brazil.

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Only when 'push comes to shove', and the parties must define their candidates, we’ll know what's really being discussed behind the scenes. Regardless of rumours about Temer - that the MDB might nominate him instead of Meirelles, provided the latter joins the MDB - even if he runs/is elected to Congress, he'll lose immunity the moment the STF finally announces the result of the ruling on 'immunity' (already decided in favour of ending it, 6 to 3 - last 2 votes can’t change it).
    I've said many times before that politicians are just a bunch of opportunists, looking to where they can get the best deal for themselves, so changing parties like they change their underwear is no surprise. It just reinforces the argument that for most (excluding the more radical), their convictions and rhetoric will sway according to the wind of politics.

    @DT, you are starting to understand what Brazilian politics is all about.

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    An Impeccable STUNT!: “Deputado apresenta projeto para acabar com benefícios de DILMA e COLLOR”: REF:

    Mar 14th, 2018 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    At least one politician is trying to do the right thing....once.

    Mar 15th, 2018 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    A more appropriate title would be:

    “Brazil Finance minister Meirelles will decide ON THE FIRST OF APRIL if he runs for president”

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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