Federation of Hope emerges to support Lula in Brazil | News
The leaders of the Workers’ Party (PT), the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) and the Green Party (PV) made official this Monday the statute for the formation of a federation of political organizations and agreed that it will be led by the current president of the PT , Gleisi Hoffmann, with a term of one year.
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Luciana Santos (PCdoB) and José Luís Penna (PV), who already command their matches, complete the management team of the new entity. The formation of a federation between the acronyms was discussed for months and was approved by the PT’s national directory last Wednesday.
According to the statute, the group’s General Assembly will be made up of 60 members, with 3 fixed seats for each party and another 51 distributed in proportion to the size of the Chamber’s caucus.
According to a PT statement, the group must be made up of a minimum of 30 percent women and another 20 percent according to ethnic-racial criteria.
Unlike the coalitions, the federated parties are obliged to act as a single party for the next four years, maintaining a programmatic position, although the presentation note clarifies that the three parties will act to “strengthen the candidacy of President Lula and his base parliamentary”.
In the joint statement signed by the party presidents, the federation says it will act as a “decisive force to free our country from the nefarious government of the extreme right.”
“Faced with this gigantic task, the Federation must, under the leadership of former President Lula, add, gather and mobilize broad political, social, economic and cultural forces so that the people and democracy emerge victorious in the October elections.”
Ontem or National Directory of @psol50 ratified by ampla maioria to federation with a @REDE_18. Com isso we guarantee the prerogatives denied to Rede by the barreira clause, we strengthen the unity against Bolsonaro and promote an agenda to combat the environmental crisis in Brazil! ��✊��
– Juliano Medeiros (@julianopsol)
April 19, 2022
The note also says that the parties will seek, in a federated manner, “to elect large progressive benches for the National Congress and the Legislative Assemblies, as well as a significant number of governors, creating the conditions for the government elected by this broad alliance to have the conditions to promote the changes and the great transformations that the country needs”.
On December 16, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) approved the resolutions on the election and registration of candidates for the 2022 elections and authorized the formation of such federations, which allow two or more parties to act in a unified manner during the elections and in the legislature, for a minimum of four years.
“The Federação will be called Federação Brasil Esperança. The purpose is to break with neoliberalism and build a country of opportunities, of hope, a country for everyone”
– PT Brazil (@ptbrasil)
April 19, 2022
Facing the elections next October, former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva leads the polls against current president Jair Bolsonaro.