Cardoso, 91 years old and president between 1995-2002, thus brought to the forefront some slogans of the leftist Game of the workers (PT) of Lula da Silva, while sending a veiled message against the ultra-conservative Bolsonaro, who is seeking re-election.
Lula, whom the center-right Cardoso approached in 2021 after years of rivalry, is the favorite with 45% of voting intentions, compared to 33% for Bolsonaro, according to the latest poll by the Institute Datafolha from last week.
Officially, the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)), of whom Cardoso is honorary president, defends the presidential candidacy of the centrist senator simone Tebeth (5% of the voting intention).
The PT tries to avoid an eventual second electoral round against Bolsonaro, a probable scenario according to the polls, with a call to “vote Useful” on October 2.
the leftist Lula da Silvawho governed between 2003 and 2010, brought together this week eight expressible of 2018, including the former Minister of the Environment Marine Silvawho in this dispute closed ranks with his candidacy.
On Wednesday, politicians and intellectuals of the Latin American left published a letter in which they asked the center-left Cyrus gumsthird in the polls with 8%, to renounce his candidacy for facilitate Lula’s victory.
“There is still time to make amends for your mistake, companero Ciro. Address your followers and tell them that the urgency of the fight against fascism leaves them no other option than to support Lula’s candidacy,” read the letter, signed, among others, for the Nobel Peace Prize Adolf Perez Esquivel and the former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa.