Planalto Palace and political group Jair Bolsonaro they already have a ready-made speech to justify the president’s belonging to PL, party led by a former deputy Waldemar Costa Neto, one of the main representatives of Centrão. Three years after being elected, attacking the old politics symbolized by the bloc, Bolsonaro adapted anti-corruption rhetoric to defend his LP membership.
The senator set the tone for the new strategy. Flavio Bolsonaro (Patriota-RJ)was enthusiastic about the agreement with the Costa Neto party, a politician convicted and imprisoned for passive corruption and money laundering following the monthly payments scandal. “It’s a scar. He has already paid what he should have paid. It is flat, zeroed out, ”said Flavio Estadão.
At least two ministers must follow Bolsonaro in his likely move to PL: Onyx Lorenzoni (Labor and Social Security) and Roger Marinho (Regional development).
Son of “01” Bolsonaro, the senator has so far been involved in all negotiations with the aim of finding a legend to host the group, as the plan to create Aliança Brasil did not work. Ever since I left PSL, the president has been without a party for two years now.
The LP agreement is to be closed in the next few days after arrivals and departures, mainly due to differences in the installation of stands in São Paulo and the northeastern states.
Even before the wedding, the president’s engagement to the PL raised challenges to the “ingraining” of karnarism, because it goes against all the promises. However, it fell to Flavio to outline a strategy for countering criticism.
“Any party will have problems. Haven’t I gone through what I went through? Am I a thug because of this? It can’t compare to what Valdemar had, but he served his sentence. Are we going to try this guy again? Flavio asked.
Previously, Bolsonaro did not spare attacks on Costa Neto and Center. He even called the PL leader “corrupt and convicted.” During his 2018 anti-corruption campaign, the then presidential candidate focused on the bloc that currently runs the House and participates in government.
Flavio believes the backlash will be overcome and says he did not influence Bolsonaro’s decision to postpone joining the party, which was previously scheduled for Monday. One reason for the delay was the disagreement over alliances in São Paulo, Bahia, Pernambuco and Piauí. In the last three states, for example, the PL leadership wants to support ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from Planalto.
“Some of the staff matures over time, they know that the elections will be difficult, and they must have a big start, time on television, capillarity. If it went to the PP, it would be the same. They were going to complain about Ciro (Ciro Nogueira, Minister of the Civil Chamber). If they were Republicans, it’s the same, ”said Flavio during his father’s trip to the Middle East. In his opinion, it would be “bad” to lose LP as an ally.
Rio de Janeiro’s state ministry has officially accused the senator of capitalizing on a criminal scheme to embezzle and embezzle public money by returning salaries to councilors when he was a state deputy. The first evidence of a crack was discovered by Estadão in 2019.
Since then, the investigation has been defeated in higher courts, and most of it will have to be redone. Last week, the Supreme Court (STJ) overturned the decisions of Rio 27th Criminal Court Judge Flavio Itabaiana. The senator said that his confidentiality was violated unlawfully, and is betting that the case will be closed.
“If the Constitution is valid for any citizen, it must be valid for me,” Flavio said. “The investigation was already lame, the deputy had to redo the denunciation; it is not possible now. One action is a mirror of another, they tried to anticipate it in order to repeat the test again. ”
Despite the expectation of a large migration of pocketbooks to the LP, there are legislators who have already decided not to follow the president’s path. This is the case of the deputy General Peternell (PSL-SP) who informed Bolsonaro of their intention to remain in the subheading. PSL will join DEM to form União Brasil. “In my opinion, the president needs broad support from different parties. And I plan to continue at União Brasil, ”said Peternelli.
deputy Carlos Jordi (PSL-RJ), deputy party leader in the House, agreed to a new speech by the Bolsonaro group to justify membership of the PL. Jordi noted that if the president’s group accepts no problem in court as a criterion, it will not include any subtitles.
“We cannot choose a one hundred percent party, in the sense that there is no person who would be a party, which would not have any case, any action, any investigation of violations or something else,” he said he.
the president Commission on Constitution and Justice (CCJ), deputy. Bia Kichis (PSL-DF), avoided commenting on the fact that LP leaders are under investigation, but reinforced the speech that Bolsonaro did not have many opportunities to join. “There is no right-wing party. Today there is only a left-wing and centrist party, ”he confirmed. “The important thing is that we have a party to shelter everyone and continue working for our purposes,” he said.
The corruption agenda has gained more space in the presidential election campaign. The question returns to the discussion about the rehabilitation of Lula, who was arrested in Car wash and was banned from running in 2018, as well as with the entry into the dispute of the former judge and the former Minister of Justice Sergio Moro (Podemos), in charge of the proceedings. The sentences were eventually overturned Supreme Federal Court (STF) and Moreau were declared biased by the Court.
According to political scientist Bruno Soller of Instituto Travessia Estrategia e Marketing, the main discussion of the 2022 campaign remains related to economic problems such as unemployment and high inflation. Soller, however, noted an intensifying debate about corruption and estimated that Bolsonaro could lose out to high-income Moro voters in grades A, B1 and B2, the segment that supported the president the most in 2018.
“With Lula joining the game and now with Moreau in parade, it will have an impact on the upper classes. This is where Moro can grow at the top of Bolsonaro. These classes are separated from the president due to corruption problems, mainly in cities such as São Paulo, Brasilia and Curitiba, ”says Soller.