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Brazil: elections, former president Temer could stand as a candidate

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(ANSA) – BRAZIL, 20 JUL – The former Brazilian president, Michel Temer, could run for the presidency of the Republic, next 2 October, as leader of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (Mdb, conservative). The local media reported it today.

Currently the candidate for the presidency of the MDB is Simone Tebet, but parts of the political force have withdrawn their support due to her poor success in the polls ahead of the presidential elections, where she has failed to propose herself as a possible “third way” between the two favorites , the former left-wing president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and the current right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro. Some members of the MDB have therefore begun to promote Temer as a presidential candidate as “peacemaker of Brazil”, writes the newspaper O Globo today on its website.

Temer – who would also have the support of some important names in the business world – ruled between August 2016 and December 2018, after taking office in place of Dilma Rousseff (of which he was deputy), subject to an impeachment process. Meanwhile, party meetings have begun today and the Democratic Labor Party (PDT, center-left) should formalize the candidacy of Ciro Gomes, third in the polls.

Tomorrow the ticket formed by Lula and Geraldo Alckmin should be formalized, with the latter – former governor of Sao Paulo and former rival of Lula himself – who would guarantee the former unionist the confluence of the electorate of the center. Finally, on Sunday, Bolsonaro’s candidacy for the Liberal Party (PL, right) will be formalized, which should choose General Walter Souza Braga Netto as his deputy. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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