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Elections in Brazil: Simone Tebate says the decision “has already been made” on his support for Lula or Bolsonaro in the run-off. He finished third with 4.16% of the vote

Elections in Brazil: Simone Tebate says the decision "has already been made" on his support for Lula or Bolsonaro in the run-off.  He finished third with 4.16% of the vote

Our vision is already on ballotage in Brazil on October 30th, Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) senator and presidential candidate Simone Tebate announced that the decision on which candidate to support “has already been made”., “I have a position and I will speak at the right time,” Tebate said, noting that the decision would be known “soon”. Tebet came third with 4.16%, some 4.9 million votes, which would define the second round between Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro.

“I hope they understand that this is no moment in Brazil. It is important that people sleep and see the results in each state, it is time for decision and action.”Retained senator of the MDB, the party of former President Michel Temer, a former ally of the PT and Vice President of Dilma Rousseff until his impeachment, which left him in the presidency.

Tebate and his candidacy

Tebate’s candidacy was a coalition of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party with the daughter of the famous senator Ramez Tebate.Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and whose co-founder was Lula’s vice-presidential candidate Gerardo Alcamin.

Tebet – which also gathers support from the financial world and media, such as the great series O Globo– Emerging as a political figure after the commission of inquiry against Bolsonaro over his management of the Covid-19 pandemicIn which 700,000 people died.

In addition, during campaigns and in presidential debates, Tebate claimed her role as a woman with Bolsonaro’s anti-feminist attacks and increased education, the fight against hunger and “zero deforestation” as the core of her platform.

All these points essentially bring him closer to supporting Lula da Silva in the second round.But the former candidate is yet to confirm it officially.


“Unfortunately, we saw that ideological polarization corrupted the spirit of the Brazilian people,” Tebate said yesterday after an election in which he emerged as a political figure in a dangerously divided Brazil, Bolsonaro’s election. The extreme authority was strengthened.

The decision of the MDB candidate will be known when a joint position is defined with the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), Podemos and its allies from Pseudodania. Tebate’s 4.9 million votes, as well as Lula’s former minister Ciro Gomes – who left PT to make his candidacy in 2018 – will be crucial in the October 30 results. Gomes who came in fourth with 3.04%, equivalent to 3.5 million votes.

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