Deadlines are often a source of inspiration. Leaders of the MDB, PSDB and Cidadania have intensified travel and meetings on the Sao Paulo-Brasilia axis in recent days, looking for a way out of the maze they have come up with to create an alternative candidacy. Squid From it Zaire BalsonaroLeaders in elections.
Waiting for that glimpse, they hosted a dinner in Brasilia yesterday, with former Sao Paulo governor Joao Doria winning the PSDB’s presidential race.
Many see Doria as a problem candidate, as she has skated to fourth place in the polls, still far from the desired level – about 10%.
He tries to convince them that he is the solution-seeker, dissatisfied with the double-digit government (10.5% inflation, 11.1% unemployment and 12.7% interest) with a consistent proposal for a poorer constituency.
Doria’s trump card, for the time being, is an early victory. The common disadvantage of PSDB, citizenship and MDB is the deadline for developing the third way or the ideological alternative candidacy of the democratic center. There is a lot of identity, a lack of purpose in voting which indicates close competition.
Time flies. According to the poll, six out of ten voters have already chosen one candidate – Lula in front, Bolsonaro in second and Ciro Gomez in third.
The conflict takes place in an environment polluted by destructive political rhetoric, combined with the encouragement of distrust and civic disobedience in the electoral process, which is nurtured by Bolsonaro.
The clock marks the deadline, each day shorter. There are some people who predict a faisco ahead. This is the case of Antonio Brito, the former governor of Rio Grande do Sul.
Last week, in front of an audience of MDB, PSDB and Cidadania, he picked up the microphone and went straight to self-criticism:
“I remember when I was an MP [em 1988]“- He continued.” We dreamed, we dreamed of beating, we dreamed of building democracy. We moved forward as a democracy. Later we dreamed that democracy brought justice. Serious mistake, because it cannot bring justice alone. We have failed miserably. Because we’ve become the horrible expression of the democratic center, which for me, in the world of gastronomy, is chaotic soup. I don’t know what the democratic center means. “
He added: “There was only one time in our generation that we were able to speak Brazilian language: it was at that time. [Plano] Real [em 1994]. At all other times, we spoke in an intelligent, rational, accurate, patriotic, honest, serious, sensitive language, but it was not popular. And what we’re seeing now is the failure of intelligent popular alternatives, or rational popular alternatives, or non-religious popular alternatives. We make a lot of mistakes. All. “
The former governor of Rio Grande do Sul himself faced general anguish from hundreds of politicians and activists who listened to him in a narrow auditorium. He was applauded for putting his finger on the wound.
Over the months, four out of ten voters have repeated that they have not yet chosen a candidate. And three of them continue to reject Lula and Balsonaro. However, the alternative candidates, the third party, the democratic center or the political leaders of the shadow soup are not able to keep pace with the voters of this bloc.
Time flies on the election calendar. Deadlines are short, and failure will be costly. For everyone.