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Lula, FHC and such a policy. Or: center, anti-fascism and false polarization – 08/23/2021



Lula, FHC and such a policy.  Or: center, anti-fascism and false polarization - 08/23/2021

We are all so busy reporting the conspirators’ reproaches and fighting their wrongdoing that when faced with highly political action, we have a certain alienated reaction: “Wow! Did he do it and said so? ” What a miserable time these are! I will be dealing with the political meetings that former President Lula held in the northeast. And also a blatant failure obliging all preliminary candidates to unite as a “third way.” A quick note before I continue: there can be no neutral or exclusive journalism in defense of democracy, unless it is seen as an exception and neutral towards … protection democracy! The scam is not the “other side”. Fraud is a crime. Forward.

Lula, the likely PT presidential candidate, has already met with the governor of Pernambuco, Paulo Camara, who belongs to the PSB. Cousins ​​Marilia Arraes (PT) and João Campus (PSB) participated in the 2020 election campaign in Recife and won the dispute. The confrontation was not instructive at all. Today, PSB has a heterogeneity that worries defenders of a legend that is more center-left oriented. There were, for example, 11 deputies who spoke in favor of the print vote. Lula took it upon himself to smooth out the edges. Want the party to take place on your platform. In politics, conversations tend to diminish such lines rather than coincidences.

The proximity of PT and PSB is not surprising. Eduardo Campos, tragically killed in a plane crash, ran for president in 2014, the vacancy was later filled by Marina Silva, but there is a history of partnerships between the subtitles. What, shall we say, is a bit “outside the box” today is Lula’s meeting with Senator Tasso Jereissati (CE), one of the PSDB presidential candidates. Then the toucan didn’t pick it up. On his social media, the PT member wrote the following:
“Democracy is at the center of the discussion. The Democrats of this country are responsible for saving the civilization of Brazilian politics for the good of Brazil. “

Lula was also with another former PT partner: Senator Sid Gomes (PDT-CE), the brother of presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who never spoke unflattering words about the PT member and his party. Of course, the conversation wasn’t going on behind Chiro’s back. And here there is no point in announcing a possible future alliance, etc. But it is clear that forces other than politics unite, at least for the moment, in one observation: there is a significant evil in politics, namely the destructive and fascist temptation … And it must be removed. How much this “chorus of opposites” consists of a variety of voices.

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Sid told Follier the right thing. And he seems to have heard a reasonable consideration:
“He [Lula] he expressed his concern, as I did, about Bolsonaro’s attacks on democracy. And he talked about the need for overparty action to counter this. “

But what about Chiro’s harshly criticized PT postulate? Sid stated:
“He [Lula] he said he understood Cyrus’s position. He even said that if he was ahead of Chiro in the polls, then he [Lula] this is what I will criticize “

No one who knows Lulu doubts that he could have said this to his interlocutor. At the moment, to use a metaphor that often appears in the vocabulary of candidate candidates at the center, he is looking more for bridges than building walls.

In an interview with Correio Braziliense published on Monday, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who has already announced his support for the toucan João Doria, said he could vote for Lulu in the second round if his candidate does not make it to the final showdown. :
“At the moment I think that [reeleição] Lula is directly less traumatic for Brazil. This does not mean that I do not want to receive it through the PSDB. Of course I do! But it is one thing to be willing and to work in this direction, and another thing to analyze reality. So at the moment, between Lula and Bolsonaro, I think Lula is better. “

Here is the FHC, PSDB President Emeritus, harming toucans again? That would be a stupid question. It only testifies to a commitment to democracy and an acceptance of facts. Today – and this does not mean that it will remain so – the second round will be played between Lula and Bolsonaro. Depending on how much the president pulls the rope and invests in violence – and the hypothesis that other postulates are on the path of fragmentation – even a first-round victory for the PC could not be ruled out. But the point here is different.

Lula spoke first
So let’s see. On his way through the northeast, a region where he has an overwhelming advantage over Bolsonaro, Lula spoke with expressions of all the forces he believed could be in opposition to Bolsonar in the ensuing second round. And also with those whom you would like to immediately have in your company.

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Obviously, he cares about his candidacy, but he also defends democracy – and that, yes, is under threat today. If there is no risk of a coup, and I do not think there is, then there is the possibility of great spells. And there is no shortage of irresponsible people who feed and rekindle bloody illusions. Remember that the invasion of the Capitol claimed the lives of five people in the United States.

What does the FHC say? Between Democracy and Fascistoid Discourse; between the rules of the game and the breakdown; between a civilized political confrontation – since he is not a physical member – and the logic of destroying the “other”, he is playing a democratic game. And so he could vote for the PT, although he is committed to nominating his party.

However, please know: Lula himself preceded the FHC in explicitly stating that in 2022, if he is not in the second round – or eventually another PT – he will vote for anyone other than Bolsonaro.

Do you know what it all means? That he reads the game correctly. Although this position may not be unanimous in his party, this is what a person who would be the president of the republic thinks today. Recognize yourself: Lula’s conversations are broader than ever on this journey. And for now, at least that’s right, don’t leak a single note of resentment into your speech.

So I’m back to where I started. There are, of course, thugs here saying, “Look how Reinaldo became a member of PT!” No! See how Reinaldo continues to champion politics. And now there is confirmation to say “Dorista” …

The trap that the candidate from the “center” cannot fall into is the “no-no” speech. You should not postulate a vacancy, so as not to be neither the one nor the other. The rhetorical architecture of “no” evokes more disgust than addiction. You have to submit things. I never understood why PSDB did not call itself the “vaccination side” right after the first dose of Coronavac was administered.

The group was more or less cold and silent in defending the immunizing agent, although Doria was under false bombardment by Bolsonaro and his militias. Even if the governor was mistaken in deciding the party issue, he has something to offer as a positive assessment: the question is not only about not being either Bolsonaro or Lula. It’s about being something. PSDB has had to be committed to making its name for a long time. Instead … Oh, of course! Doria himself makes the mistake of considering Sergio Moro a model democrat. But that’s another time.

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There is one more thing – and I am finishing the last chain. So far I have not heard from any candidate running for the center that, without being in the second round, any name is preferable to Bolsonar. This has not happened yet. “Ah, that would be the same as announcing a vote for Lulu …” No!

It just so happens that I do not accept being betrayed. I would like to have an alternative to such a “center”. But I don’t want to feel inwardly annoyed that I gave him my vote in the first round and then saw that he became close to Bolsonaro in the second round, or, even worse, proclaimed “neutrality.” Neutrality towards the fascistoid is the stuff of … the embarrassed fascistoid – and therefore with a very specific form of shamelessness.

Lula leads the polls because he and his party are involved in politics – in addition, of course, to the fact that he is one of the candidates from Brazilian politicians, and many millions of people remember his government well.

Another consideration for the center postulates: stop talking about “avoiding polarization.” There is no polarization between Bolsonaro and Lula. To do this, the fascistoid had to fight the extreme left committed to creating the conditions for an armed struggle for socialism.

Does Lula fit this figure? I do not think so! Are you going to talk to Sarney, Center, Tasso, Sid, FHC and anyone else who wants to talk?

The center can give a name – which I believe already exists – when it can tell the voter “WHY TO VOTE FOR THIS INSTEAD OF VOTING FOR OTHERS,” and when it makes it clear that there is an unacceptable line against which to vote in lesser evil.

FHC and Lula, two former presidents, have already understood the nature of the game.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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