84662
Rightists, Greens Gaining Ground in Brazil’s Presidential Race
Rightists, Greens Gaining Ground in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Rightists, Greens Gaining Ground in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Rightists, Greens Gaining Ground in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Environmentalist Marina Silva and right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro would be leading candidates in Brazil’s presidential election if jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is unable to run, according to an opinion poll on Sunday.
The poll from Datafolha, the first since Lula started last week serving a 12-year sentence following a corruption conviction, showed the former president would lead the race in the unlikely event he was allowed to contest the election, due in October, Euro News reported.
Lula’s conviction leaves Brazil’s presidential race wide open. In the event he is unable to run, the poll, which ran several scenarios around candidate composition, showed Bolsonaro had 17% of voting intentions to Marina’s 15%. Datafolha said the poll’s 2% point margin of error effectively means both candidates would be in a tied position as frontrunners.
Under the same scenario without Lula, leftist Ciro Gomes and former Supreme Court justice Joaquim Barbosa, a recent addition to Brazil’s Socialist Party PSB, would tie in third place with 9% each.
The poll also ran separate simulations that excluded Lula from the ballot and placing current President Michel Temer and former Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles as the candidate for the ruling coalition. Both Temer and Meirelles attracted only 1-2% in the respective scenarios.
Lula is unlikely to be a candidate as Brazilian legislation bars a person who has been found guilty after an appeal from running for any public position.
In the simulations with Lula still on the ballot, the former president had 30% of voting intentions. In simulations in which he is excluded, the poll found that his possible substitute, former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, would win only 2% of votes.
Brazil will hold general elections in October to choose a President, governors for 26 states and the federal district and members for both houses of Congress.
Candidates are barred from using donations from corporations, following a massive corruption scandal that sent several politicians and businessman to jail.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/EJbMNt
  1. https://goo.gl/kyfzZ5
  • https://goo.gl/QK6VxB
  • https://goo.gl/NGeKwP
  • https://goo.gl/P346NV
  • https://goo.gl/9spnYw

You can also read ...

Russian Warship Carrying $130b Gold Found Off S. Korea
A South Korean salvage team has reportedly discovered the...
Turkey to Introduce New Anti-Terror Laws
As Turkey’s controversial two-year-long state of emergency...
Tech Leaders Call for Autonomous Weapons Ban
Thousands of the world’s pre-eminent technology experts called...
The head of Poland’s Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, among her supporters (File Photo)
Poland’s ruling party will start the fast-track approval of a...
EU to Negotiate Brexit on UK’s White Paper Only
The European Union plans to negotiate Britain’s withdrawal on...
Colombia President-Elect Picks Peace Pact Critic as Defense Chief
Colombia’s right-wing president-elect Ivan Duque announced a...
Trump Backs Off From Siding With Russia Over US intelligence
Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a...
S. Africa Marks Mandela Centennial
South Africans along with former US president Barack Obama...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus