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Elections in Brazil: Supporters of Lula da Silva, From Confidence to “Disappointment” and a Disappointed Party

Elections in Brazil: Supporters of Lula da Silva, From Confidence to "Disappointment" and a Disappointed Party

Saint Paul.- “Frustrating”; “gloomy”; “We didn’t expect it; “he will win on the ballot, but it will be very difficult for him to rule”, voice of supporters of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Focused on Avenida Paulista, it was a true reflection of how the surprising result of this Sunday’s elections in Brazil had an impact. Workers Party (PT) I had prepared everything for a partyBut the climate in the center of So Paulo was far from it, despite the fact that the former president was only 1.5% of the vote away from settling the trial with Jair Bolsonaro in the first round.

“I think Lula is going to win in the second round, but Because of the consequences of Congress and governance, they will make their government very difficult next year.Shortly before leaving the Lulista concentration in front of the So Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), told La Nacine Guilherme Silva, a 23-year-old university student.

Another youth supporter, Claudia Gomes, said she could not believe the progress of the counting, which showed Bolsonaro in the lead for most of the night. “Now it remains to strengthen the mobilization to ensure victory in the ballot”he pointed.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is running for president again, speaks to supporters for the general election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, October 2, 2022. (Photo Associated Press / Mathias Delacroix)Matias Delacroix – Associated Press

Some time ago, they talkedHe himself, in a short speech that did not completely lift the spirits of his followers, “Morning [por hoy] We will be on campaign. We are going to win these elections and regain the dignity of the Brazilian people,” the leader of the PT, who seeks his third term as president on October 30, burst into applause. For that, he would have to re-examine the campaign and seduce voters of Simone Tebbet (MDB, 4.16%) and Ciro Gomes (PDT, 3.04%), key to the definition.

“The Boss Is Strong”, told LA NACION a consultant on Lula’s team at the PT Bunker set up in Novotel Jaragua in the historic center. but his expression did not reflect the same, “It was amazing,” he immediately admitted of the results. Disbelief and astonishment reigned in the hotel, Before the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) counting begins Confidence was high enough to win the first round, but it was weak To the extent that Bolsonaro finished first.

“It’s not always possible. There’s one thing in my life that inspires me, excites me and regenerates me every day. It’s the belief that nothing happens by chance,” said Lula at the Novotel Jaragua Auditorium said in his first speech of the night.

On the stage set up in front of the MASP, speeches from key PT leaders tried to emphasize that Lula “won” the first round. In a more energetic speech than usual, Fernando Haddad, who came second on the ballot for governing So Paulo, performed worse than expected, when he reiterated that was widely praised. “There will be no withdrawals” until the next 30, the date of the second round,

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Who Is Running For President Again, Speaks To Supporters For The General Election In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, October 2, 2022.  (Photo Ap / Mathias Delacroix)
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is running for president again, speaks to supporters for the general election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, October 2, 2022. (Photo Associated Press / Mathias Delacroix)Matias Delacroix – Associated Press

Lula said she had to “postpone the honeymoon”., “I promised Janja” [en referencia a su esposa, la socióloga Rosângela da Silva] That tomorrow we will start our honeymoon, but we have to postpone it for 30 days. There is no rest. tomorrow we will hit the streets again, I am sure that divine justice will bring us victory in these elections so that we can return to study and work. Don’t relax”, said the former president.

Fireworks and firecrackers were soon followed, and the funky music “Ta na hora do zair, ja ir embora” (“It’s time for the jair”) faded away. but There wasn’t much sense of dance and celebration, At around 11:30 pm (local time), the concentration gradually lost its strength.

At the time, Bolsonaro’s supporters were focused on the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, where they prayed with a hand for a “miracle night”. In Rio de Janeiro, a group also expressed their support for the far-right leader in front of the condominium where he lives, Vivendas da Barra, on the Barra da Tijuca beach.

In Sao Salvador Square, in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Laranjeiras, Lula’s voters described Sunday night as a mixture of pain and relief,

“First sense is disappointing to learn that so many people continue to support Bolsonaro. I am very apprehensive, but the confidence of victory is very high. I was constantly looking at counting numbers. It looked like a Flamengo match against the Fluminense”, he compared in conversation. EarthPublicist Marco Aurelio Quintanilha, 59 years old.

Cook Ellen Lopes, 41, also solidified the idea of ​​a soccer game-style setting. “We were very excited about Lula’s return. It looked like a penalty shootout. I was a little disappointed with the results of some states, but the expectations are good for ballotage”, she remarked.

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