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Bolsonaro critical of former Justice Minister Moro

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Moro's ethical approach may cost Bolsonaro quite a few voters Moro's ethical approach may cost Bolsonaro quite a few voters

Former Lava Jato judge Sergio Moro took most of President Jair Bolsonaro's verbal flak Thursday as the head of state launched a social program devised to bring some relief to the population most affected by the economic crisis.

Moro, whom Bolsonaro first made Justice Minister, is now campaigning for the presidency himself in 2022 as a “third option” for disappointed Bolsonarists who do not want to vote for former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

According to a recent survey, Bolsonaro's disapproval rate stands 61%, amid growing inflation and violence, in addition to the sanitary consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pollsters Vox Populi released a study Thursday, according to which 43% of the population considered Bolsonaro the worst president in history, while 15% thought Lula was the worst and 10% chose Fernando Collor from Mello as the head of state with the poorest public image.

Regarding Bolsonaro, 61% of those surveyed had a negative image of the government while 30% have a positive view, according to a survey published Thursday by the Poder Data consulting firm.

Despite these figures, Bolsonaro is considered to have the tools to reverse that image and win the elections in 2022. After all, his poor image is due to high unemployment (13.7 million people, 6 million of them have ceased to look for a job after constant failure) and rising inflation. If the President can reverse that, nobody ventures to say what might happen on Oct. 22.

A poll published Wednesday from Quest, showed Lula ahead with 48% of voting intentions, followed by Bolsonaro with 21% and “outsider” Sergio Moro coming in third with 8%. Moro joined the conservative Podemos party Thursday underlining he is equally distant from either leading candidate.

Bolsonaro launched the Brazil Aid plan this week, which will allocate R $ 400 (about US $ 80) to 17 million families in need, thus ending the Bolsa Familia scheme created years ago by Lula.

The President also kept an eye on Moro's speech “because he was my minister; I read the speech,“ Bolsonaro admitted. Moro was Minister of Justice under Bolsonaro between January 2019 and April 2020. But he “did not learn anything in a year and four months there, he does not know what it is to be president or what it is to be a minister,” Bolsonaro stressed.

In any case, Moro can “steal” more voters from Bolsonaro than from Lula and his ethical agenda can prove decisive. Bolsonaro's administration has been shadowed by complaints of corruption against the president's family and political allies alike.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Terence Hill

    Federal Court Rules that Car Wash Prosecutors Must Return per Diems and Travel Costs
    Amount to be reimbursed by attorneys exceeds R$1.8 million

    The Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) determined that prosecutors who worked in Operation Car Wash must return the per diem and travel resources they received while working on the task force that investigated deviations at Petrobras.

    Justice Bruno Dantas, rapporteur of the special accounting, concluded that there was damage to the treasury and violation of the principle of impersonality, with the adoption of a “beneficial and profitable” model for the members of the task force.

    The court reached this conclusion due to the model adopted by the task force, in which prosecutors did not move to Curitiba, and therefore received per diems every time they traveled to the capital of Paraná.

    Accepting the arguments, Justice Bruno Dantas stated that the task force's operating model, with the constant displacement of attorneys to Curitiba, “did not represent the lowest possible cost for Brazilian society. The large sums were allowed for daily per diems, without even the slightest analysis of more interesting alternatives from the perspective of the State.”

    Nov 13th, 2021 - 09:42 pm 0
  • Brasileiro

    Car Wash served the interests of the North American Empire. Every time the traitor judge Sergio Moro had to make a decision, he would travel to the USA to receive the orders.

    Then, the correct thing would be to send the bill to the Department of Justice of the Empire. After all, the traitors fulfilled their part of the bargain.

    Nov 14th, 2021 - 12:54 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L - TTWH


    Anyone needing needing details please advise!

    ¡Saludos desde Panquehue!

    Nov 15th, 2021 - 04:53 pm 0
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