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Elections in Brazil: Simone Tebate came third after Lula and Bolsonaro after contesting for the first time

Elections in Brazil: Simone Tebate came third after Lula and Bolsonaro after contesting for the first time

Rio de Janeiro.- “I’m not talking to you.” phrase, said by the president Jair Bolsonaro (pl) in the debate band, still bothers the senator simone tebet (mdb-ms). In response to the intervention of the MP, said away from the microphone and cameras –“Respect Women”, She reacted, following an attack on journalist Vera Magalhos—the expression referred to other insults that the deputy heard during the Kovid Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI), when he had a fierce confrontation with Bolsonaristas and members of the government.

Saying “I’m not afraid of you” Bolsonaro’s fight in front of the cameras, Tebate’s candidacy gained more visibility. The first woman to chair the Senate’s most prestigious commission, the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ), came out of the shadow of ignorance and raised her main flag: the women’s agenda, of offering an alternative to strengthen the image of teacher and mother. To attempt to polarize between Lula (PT) and Bolsonaro.

Tebet in the end was the third Far from the main candidates, with 4.19% of the votes, Lula da Silva (48%) and Jair Bolsonaro (43.5%), who collected over 90% in the highly polarized elections and which would eventually be resolved in the second round. With this result, Senator She is the candidate who finished third in the presidential election with the lowest percentage in history.

Tonight, after the results are known, Tebbet announced that he would take a spot towards the second round and would do so over the next 48 hours. “I have a responsibility. Not just because we got 4.2%, but because we represent a large part of the Brazilian electorate and population, which are women. Express.

After the first debate, the polls showed that The rate of voters who said they knew Simone Tebate jumped from 30% to more than half the population. Quite a feat for an impossible name of the so-called Third way. When he began rehearsing the first steps toward Planalto, MPs were not even there to discuss a campaign in a WhatsApp group made up of candidates like Sergio Moro and Luiz Henrique Mandetta.

“The useful vote is us and they can bet on the third way”, Tebate, 54, insisted during the campaign. “Our candidature is not only electoral, but also political, to strengthen democracy,” he assured.

Simone Tebate During The Presidential Debate On August 28
Simone Tebate during the presidential debate on August 28Miguel Shincariol – AFP

As a senator since 2015, Tebate voted in favor of Rousseff’s removal and was repeatedly against the indigenous people’s territorial demands, as well as standing out for criticizing Bolsonaro’s denial of the pandemic.

His name was mentioned for the first time in November 2020 as a substitute for MDB. In an interview with the party’s president, federal deputy Baleia Rossi (SP), on Radio Bandierantes. Mato Grosso do Sul’s congressman, whose term ends this year, had no place to run for governor of his state or run for re-election to the Senate. In the opinion of party leaders, this abbreviation could include the mission of containing dissent from leaders who threatened to support other presidential candidates, and seduced female voters, the majority in Brazil.

And it was precisely among the bosses of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) where the senator faced the greatest resistance. over time, and Supported by former President Michel TemeroTebate reassured the party that, once again, it would be worth flying alone in the presidential elections, despite a poor result for former minister Henrik Meirels, who finished seventh in 2018 with 1.2% of the vote.

Democratic Movement Party Presidential Candidate Simone Tebate Shows A Thumb During A Campaign Walk On Thursday, September 22, 2022 In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  Brazil'S General Election Is Due On 2 October.  (Ap Photo / Bruna Prado)
Democratic Movement Party presidential candidate Simone Tebate shows a thumb during a campaign walk on Thursday, September 22, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil’s general election is due on 2 October. ( Associated Press Photo / Bruna Prado)Bruna Prado – Associated Press

Outside his party, Tebate also had to deal with a large negotiating table, mainly male: the so-called Third Way, then made up of the MDB, the PSDB and Unio Brasil.

“It was a miracle (candidate)”, Remember Tebet. “From the very beginning I had the unconditional support of MDB. But this was insufficient, as it depended on factors outside the party. My biggest difficulties have always been outside.”

Delays in the start of the pre-expedition ended the tortuous route, making the mission more difficult. A few days after touring the country, the senator focused on the Southeast, except in states where the party did not support him.

Although he reached the election with little chance, Tebate had already assumed before the election that He will come out of a much bigger election than he went in. Without a mandate by January, he has already shown signs of being Possibly ready to support Lula in the second round. Backstage, Pete jokingly treats her like one “Future Minister” Which she always officially denied.

By Fernanda Trisotto and Bianca Gomes

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