Lula surpasses Bolsonaro in potential votes for 2022 elections
Brasilia, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would surpass the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections, according to a recent survey that measures the voting potential for 10 possible candidates.
Published by the newspaper O Jornal do Estadão, the survey assures that 50 percent of those questioned believed that they would vote or might vote for da Silva if he were to appear again in power, while 44 percent said they would not elect him at all.
Bolsonaro has with 12 percentage points less in the potential vote (38 percent) and 12 more in the rejection (56 percent).
A law known as Ficha Limpia ('Clean Record') prohibits da Silva from running in 2022, having two sentences handed down by a collegiate body.
His defense attempts to overturn the sentences relating to properties in the coastal city of Guaruja and in the Atibaia municipality, in the state of Sao Paulo.
In a recent interview, da Silva specified that he will not fight to be a candidate for the presidency, however, if the left wants him to, he can contest the next election.
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