Listen to this story
Bolsonaro assures that "Lula has no political future"
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that his main contender, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, "has no political future" because he is plagued by corruption; Nor does he feel that his former Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro, is an electoral danger.
Bolsonaro, who intends to be re-elected in the October 2022 elections, despite the fact that he has not yet formalized his appointment, minimized the value of the two candidates who most committed him in the polls, ten months before the elections.
In his statements, the president mentioned that there is no future for Lula. "There is no future for the former president. His political life is over. The time of the PT (Workers Party) is over and is marked by corruption in Petrobras, in the Post Office, in everything; by patronage, by its little commitment to public affairs", said Bolsonaro.
Lula, who represented Brazil between 2002 and 2010 and who could not contest the 2018 elections after being accused by the second instance courts in corruption proceedings, drives the polls by the Presidency in 2022 with around 45% approval.
The former president, politically empowered, guarantees that it will be decided at the beginning of 2022 whether to accept his candidacy for the presidency.
Lula, in the polls, doubles the intention to vote Bolsonaro (25%) and would surpass him by a large difference in a potential second Vuelta.
In recent years, Brazil has been characterized by being completely politically polarized between Bolsonaro and Lula.
Moro appears from now on as the third in the polls, with around 10% of the intention to vote, after his new enlistment in the Podemos party and the meetings he has recently had with political leaders from various fields.
Moro, emerged as the main option for a third way, was the designated authority that convicted Lula of corruption.
The notable acceptance by the former Prime Minister of Justice, led Bolsonaro to focus his attack on the former judge, who has influence in the right and center-right parties.