Brazil: Bolsonaro formalizes presidential candidacy

(ANSA) – RIO DE JANEIRO, JUL 24 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made official his candidacy for the presidential elections in early October, today during the Liberal (Pl) party congress in Rio de Janeiro. General and former Defense Minister Walter Souza Braga Netto will be the PL’s candidate for vice president.

The advisers to the outgoing president advised him to focus on economic and social proposals, such as lowering fuel prices or increasing social assistance, and to abandon controversies such as those related to electronic voting.

According to the latest Datafolha poll, carried out in June, former left-wing president Lula, founder of the Workers’ Party (PT), would get 47% of the votes in the first round, far ahead of Bolsonaro (28%). (HANDLE).

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