Defenders of the name Srgio Moro as the presidential race sparked a political movement to try and convince the former justice minister to run for next year’s presidential election. A campaign called “Moro 2022 against the system” is calling for the former judge to take the “third way” lane as an alternative to the candidacies of President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luis Incio Lula da Silva. The movement has also grown with Moro’s presence in Brazil – today he lives and works in the United States – where he spoke with advocating politicians and other leaders.
For Moro’s supporters, he has yet to determine if he is ready to play candidate on the plateau. But, according to politically close Senator Oriovisto Guimares (Podemos-PR), he also did not rule out the possibility of participating in the dispute. The deadline for this decision is October, and the political scenario is already somewhat more defined.
“We have a great dialogue with Moro,” says Senator Oriovisto. “He already told us that if he decides to go into politics, he will join Podemos. We had several meetings and we insist on it. Moreau didn’t agree to run for president, but he didn’t. ” I also said no. He asks for time to think. Time to get busy campaign to accept it now, ”he says.
mobilization pr-moro he is already discussing organizing events to raise his name, such as business lunches, which are planned to attract support for the movement. Other parties are also contacted about a possible project around Moro’s candidacy to provide political power for a possible presidential campaign.
Alderman do Novo in So Paulo, Fernando Holiday also saw the opportunity for the former minister to join presidential race… “Brazilians hope Moro will be a candidate in 2022. I live focused, I have an impeccable career and I have the courage to confront the corrupt machine that is destroying the country, ”the politician said.
Oriovisto Guimares says the current political structure has created a “political vacuum” where Moro could be a meaningful electoral alternative.
“Brazil is experiencing bipolar politics… absurd thing. Today the choice is between the corruption of the left and the corruption of the right. These are two corruptions of different ideological colors. But they are equally corrupt governments. One of them deals with issues related to the vaccine business, Queiroz. Of Lula You don’t even need to speak. After the monthly payment and oil, there is no more talk about corruption in the PT. Brazil cannot limit itself to these two options, ”says the senator from Parana.
According to him, a growing number of Bolsonaro voters are disappointed with the work of their government and allegations of violations. “We live in a democracy and we want to continue to live in a democracy. So we must understand and accept that it is legal that anyone who wants to elect Lulu is fighting for him. Bolsonaro, fight for it. We cannot be intolerant of anyone. But we also don’t want to be intolerant of us. Because we do not want either one or the other. We need a third way. We want someone to materialize, personify politeness, democracy, culture, ethics, preparation, respect for service. This is not the case in Bolsonaro. “
Despite the enthusiasm of his supporters, Moreau’s candidacy is not easy. After the Supreme Court overturned decisions that convicted former President Lula and considered the former judge partialthere was an undeniable loss of political capital and an erosion of the image. In addition, his stormy passage through the Bolsonaro government also contributed to the weakening of his name as an option for building a third path.
Until a few months ago, Moro regularly participated in conversations with other members of the so-called central group, such as Governors Ju Doria and Eduardo Leite, host Luciano Hac, former minister Luis Enrique Mandetta and Ju Amodo from Novo. Gradually, the group was disunited, and negotiations around a single candidacy were practically over. Since the decision of the Supreme Court is still recent, Moreau preferred to take on a more restrained role. But with Bolsonaro’s rapid political collapse, pressure to run as a candidate resumed.