Simone Tebet announces her support for Lula for the runoff in Brazil | News

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The candidate of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), Simone Tebet, who came in third place in terms of number of votes in the first round of the presidential elections, announced this Wednesday that she will support Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the second round, which It will take place on October 30.


Former President Cardoso declares his support for Lula for the ballot

In statements broadcast through social networks, he stated that he will give his vote to the candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) because he recognizes "his commitment to democracy and the Constitution, which I do not recognize in the current president," he said in reference to the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.

Tebet apologized to her friends and followers who "begged neutrality in this second round, worried about the possible loss of some political capital," but assured that something very big is at stake and this forces her to vote in defense of the country, democracy. and the Constitution.

He recalled that he capitalized five million votes in the first electoral round (4.16 percent of the votes) and stated that "it is not authorized to leave the streets and squares until the sovereign decision of the voter materializes."

He said that he reaffirms the criticism he made of the PT before the first round, although shortly before this announcement he met with the vice-presidential candidate of Lula's candidacy, Geraldo Alckmin (Brazilian Socialist Party).

According to local media, Tebet said that he will support projects that he defends and ideas that he hopes to see accepted.

Among all those that he considers important, he highlighted five proposals that he presented to the PT. These focus on the areas of education and health, as well as reducing household debt, salary parity between men and women, and plurality in the definition of the ministerial team, with men, women and blacks.

This Wednesday Lula received the support of former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), as well as other political figures. The day before, he obtained the support of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT), which nominated his candidacy in favor of Ciro Gomes, who received the fourth best vote in the first electoral round.

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