The criterion is that the presidential candidates represent parties with at least five parliamentarians in the National Congress. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, representative of Workers’ Party and favorite to win at polls; the far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro (Liberal Party) who seeks to be re-elected; and former Minister Ciro Gomes (Democratic Labor Party), will take the podium for verbal confrontation.
Senator Simone Tebet, candidate of the Brazilian Democratic Movement; political scholar Felipe D’Ávila (New Party); Kelmon Luis Da Silva (Brazilian Labor Party); and congresswoman Soraya Thronicke (Union Brazil) will also participate.
Organizers detailed the questions will always be asked in direct confrontation among candidates.
There will be four debate blocks. The first and third ones will be of free issue questions, while the second and fourth ones will have interpellations with pre-established issues. Candidates will make their final considerations at the end of the fourth block.
Voting day will be held coming Sunday, as 156,454,011 Brazilians will go to the polls to vote for the new Brazilian President, state governors, senators, and federal, state and district deputies.
An eventual run-off is slated for October 30.