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The Ukrainian group became the winner of the European Song Festival. The European public is making it clear which side it is on in the war, says DW journalist Andreas Brenner Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) for the third time this Saturday (14.05). The country is currently experiencing its worst invasion since World War II, and yet it entered the music competition. It’s as unbelievable as throwing one of the biggest parties in Europe when a brutal war ravages the middle of the continent.

The victory of Ukraine saved Eurovision from this dilemma and took a clear political position. The Kalush Orchestra performed at Eurovision. The Ukrainians staged a fantastic performance in Turin, which was awarded the highest rating by the audience. We will never know if Stefania would have won the competition under other circumstances. In any case, the expert jury put Ukraine “only” in fourth place.

But the public had no other choice. Firstly, Ukraine needs all kinds of support, as Oleg Psyuk, leader of the group, noted. Secondly, Eurovision stands for peaceful coexistence, self-determination and the joy of life – all that is now trying to destroy the army of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ESC has never been politically indifferent

The votes for Ukraine sent a clear message to Russia: Europe and fellow Eurovision entrant Australia will never accept war. It was a political and correct decision. In any case, the contest has never been politically indifferent. His own creation in 1956 brought to the stage countries that 12 years earlier fought each other in World War II. It was political. The first German victory in the competition in 1982 with Nicole’s “Ein bisschen Frieden” (“Little World”) created a sensation at the time and in the peace movement.

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The fall of the Iron Curtain opened the way for ESC to Eastern Europe. On several occasions, political disputes arose between the participants. As well as Russia and Ukraine. In 2016, the victory of Ukrainian Jamala in Stockholm with the song 1944 showed which side Europe was on after the annexation of Crimea.

Russia has no place in the ESC

In 1944, the Crimean Tatars were massively deported from the peninsula on the orders of Stalin. Unlike in 1944, Stefania does not hide any political messages, which are actually prohibited by the rules of the competition. Stefania is a mother’s love song that mixes folk and rap in Ukrainian. Yet another example of the multifaceted Ukrainian culture and identity that Putin constantly denies exists.

With its support for Ukraine, Eurovision showed that the country belongs to the European family. The organizer of the festival, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), regarded the calls to help Ukraine as a humanitarian gesture – well aware of the feelings that the war in Ukraine arouses among participants and Europeans.

There is no place for Russia in this family. After pressure from several EBU members, the country was eliminated from the competition after invading Ukraine. To return to the festival, Russia needs to mentally “de-Putinize”. This will take years, as the rejection of universal European values ​​is deeply rooted in Russian society.

However, the clear political position of Eurovision does not mean that the competition can be instrumentalized by politicians. Eurovision fans are smart enough not to be patronized by politicians. They make their own political decisions. The free spirit of Eurovision is also the key to its success and popularity not only among the fans.

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Respect for Ukraine – and in the next Eurovision

And if you laugh at the Norwegian “wolves”, the exaggerated emotions of some ballads, and the Serbian artist who washed her hands on stage, then okay. Fun is part of Saturday night. This could eventually end quickly, as the Russian attack showed. This invasion robbed many Ukrainians of the enjoyment of Eurovision. It’s hard to imagine them enjoying the evening as relaxed as the Spaniards, Italians and Poles.

The victory of the Kalush orchestra also has a bitter taste. The winning country will host the next Eurovision next year. This seems impossible with the current destruction of Ukraine, even if the war ends soon and Russia stops bombing Ukrainian cities.

Another country is likely to host the next Eurovision Song Contest, possibly the United Kingdom, which came in second. The EBU will find a solution. But she must respect the performance of Ukraine, as the audience of Eurovision 2022 did.

Andreas Brenner, correspondent for DW. The text reflects the personal opinion of the author, not necessarily DW.

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Lula heads to political stronghold to launch runoff campaign, Bolsonaro focuses on Minas – Money Times

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The campaigns actually kick off with travel and street events after the two Planalto candidates focused on getting support in the days after the first round and after the first two polls about the controversy (Image: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino).

Against the background of the publication of the first polls for the second round of the presidential election, the ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) will launch a new phase of the campaign in its political stronghold, São Bernardo do Campo, and the president and candidate for re-election, Jair Bolsonaro (Poland) concentrate fire on Minas Geraisa key condition in which he lost to Lula on Sunday.

Campaigns actually kick off with travel and street events after the two Planalto candidates focus on getting support in the first days after the first round and after the first two controversy polls.

See the highlights of the election scenario below.

Squid in origins

As at the beginning of the campaign in the first round, Lula begins street activities in this second round of the campaign in São Bernardo do Campo, the city in which he emerged on the national political scene as a labor leader in the 1970s. .

He will run alongside PT’s São Paulo government candidate Fernando Haddad, who got a surprise win on Sunday, losing to Bolsonaro candidate Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas (R-P), his runoff rival in the state.

Bolsonaro to Minas

As at the start of the first round of the campaign in August, the re-election candidate will hold its first campaign event in this new phase in Minas after securing the support of the state’s re-elected governor. Romeo Zema (New).

Minas was the only state in the southeast region where Lula defeated Bolsonaro on Sunday. The PT had 48.29% of the actual votes of Minas Gerais voters, while the candidate for re-election had 43.60%, 563,000 more votes than the former president.

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The state is seen as fundamental to Bolsonaro’s intentions to change the situation. After the redemocratization, all elected presidents received the largest number of votes in Minas.

first search

On Wednesday, Ipec published the first poll for the second round of the presidential election and showed that Lula has 51% of the vote against 43% for Bolsonaro.

This Thursday morning poll PoderData showed a tougher dispute: Lula with 48% and Bolsonaro with 44%.

On Thursday afternoon, the first Genial/Quaest poll for the second round of the presidential election will be released.

Research institutes have been criticized since Sunday for underestimating Bolsonaro’s electoral votes in polls released on Saturday. Lula won the first round with 48.43% of the valid votes against 43.20% for the incumbent.

UPCOMING POLLS
Genial/Quaest – Thursday, October 6
Datafolha – October 7, Friday
Ipec – October 10, second fair
Ipespe – October 11, Tuesday
LATEST Published Polls
SUB-DATA
Released October 6
Margin of error: 1.8 percentage points.
Lula (Portugal): 48%
Bolsonaro (Poland): 44%
Spaces and zeros: 6%
Undecided: 2%
IPEC
Released October 5]
Accuracy: 2 percentage points
Lula (Portugal): 51%
Bolsonaro (Poland): 43%
Spaces and zeros: 4%
Undecided: 2%

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Rubric: Politicians and politicians – Assembly with 16 newbies

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Rubric: Politicians and politicians - In 2002 the best voice

Of the 40 state deputies elected on Sunday (2), 16 will be elected to the first term in the legislature. Another 24 were re-elected. Of the 16 newcomers, two have already come on as substitutes: Carlos Humberto (Poland) for 60 days in 2020 and Pepe Kollas (PR) who was in the Assembly for the same time in 2022.

first election

Four of the 16 newcomers have never held elective office: Mario Motta (PSD), Egidio Ferrari (PTB), Matheus Cadorin (Novo) and Sergio Guimarães (Unian). For the first time, PL will have the largest bench with 11 seats. Since 1982, only MDB and PP had such benches.

MDB is compressed

The MBR elected six deputies, it had 9; PT won four out of 40 vacancies. Psol and Novo elected state deputies for the first time. Both parties already had parliamentarians in the House of Representatives, but elected by other acronyms who, already in power, migrated to Psol and Novo.

ELECTIONS

* The MDB made six state deputies (from nine) and kept the three federal representatives it already had. But he leaves the October election in disbelief. With no gubernatorial candidate and with groups divided between supporters of Carlos Moises (Republicans) and Jorginho Mello (PL), the polls even killed the party’s president, Federal MP Celso Maldaner, now without a mandate.

* The MDB has been the home of arrogant and outdated politicians for decades. Leadership does not grow in their shadow. Former mayor Antidio Lunelli, now an MP with 76,000 votes, is a more recent example. In order to survive on its own feet, the parties will have to reorganize, but for this it is necessary to sweep all patterns out of the executive branch.

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*This is the same for PP, PSDB, PT and PSD. With all due respect, the rest of the existing parties in the SC are the “New People” rice parties are always welcome in an election year, but carry stones. And stay there.

*Over time: PSD and MDB tend to support Jorginho Mello (PL) in the second round. PSDB has already joined. This is the current voice behind the scenes that the Republicans, the party of Moses, are going to support Jorginho Mello! The announcement will be made by the party’s president and re-elected state deputy, Sergio Motta. At the national level, Republicans support Bolsonaro.

*At the national level, the MDB is in a difficult position. Senator Simona Tebet, who garnered a meager 4.9 million votes but is still ahead of loudmouth Ciro Gomes (PDT), is showing signs of support for Lula da Silva (PT), but that’s personal. The executive branch must “free” state catalogs.

* The PRB Federal MP in 2018, who received 179,000 votes (the most voted out of 16 federal elected this year) and unfurled the Bolsonarist flag, Hélio Costa (PSD) has now garnered a measly 18,000 votes. Even with almost 1.5 million reais from the Electoral Fund. The average cost is 84 reais per vote. explains Freud?

* Arlindo Rincos (União Brasil) was one of the few state candidates nominated in Jaragua do Sul. From the party fund, which maintains party directories throughout the year (and is also used in election campaigns), 600,000 reais were received. He received 1623 votes. The average cost is BRL 370.00 per vote. explains Freud?

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last call

Scheduled for a runoff against PT Decio Lima, Senator Jorginho Mello (PL) and businessman and political activist Luciano Hagn are already planning a new visit by Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to the state. They assume it will be the lime shovel in Lima’s claim. And no less. In Joinville, Mello received 151,000 votes, in Blumenau, the PT candidate’s base of votes, 85,000 votes (Lima received 33,000) and in Florianopolis 68,000 votes. In “Capital”, Mello lost to Lima, who earned 75 thousand.

Influence of presidential candidates

There are irrefutable reflections on the visit of Lula da Silva in September (Florianopolis) and Bolsonaro on October 1 (Joinville). Mello advances to the second round with a huge lead of 1.5 million votes over Lima with 710,000 votes.

cousins ​​in cell

Julia Zanata (PL), who was elected as a federal deputy and had support in Jaragua do Sul and the region, and Ricardo Guidi (PSD), who was re-elected as a federal deputy, come from Crisiuma. And what’s more, cousins ​​from families that get along too well.

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Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says

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Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says

Congressman Neody Saretta (PT) said this Wednesday (5th) in the Legislative Assembly (Alesc) that the dissemination of information that attempts to sway voters to lie, so-called fake news, is eclipsing pre-election and political debate. “We can’t just keep discussing recruitment, I don’t know what, we have to look at the reality of people who are suffering and hardworking and who are sometimes misled by some kind of false news.”

He recalled how strongly the system and electoral justice were attacked, but despite speculation and mistrust, “the system worked, people voted for whom they wanted, polling stations opened and votes appeared there, as a citizen contributed. ”

According to him, in the second round we will have the opportunity to really discuss the proposals. “Our candidate Desio Lima did well in the elections when he got through to the second round and I’m sure he will take part in the debate about what’s best for SC and our municipalities.”

The MP said that politicians have a mission to work to improve people’s lives and that much remains to be done. “We have people who cannot afford to buy their own food, who are squeezing their salaries from everywhere to get through the month. There are many people who need more effective action from our governments.”

He hopes that the second round will discuss what is best for the population, its conditions and quality of life, “so that the state can guarantee people more services and have a larger share of the national pie, since so much is collected and little is returned.”

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Thanks
Saretta thanked the people of Santa Catarina who believed and supported her candidacy, which allowed her to remain in the Assembly for another four years and continue the work that she is doing. “I thank those who participated in the electoral process, correctly, with dignity, as it should be,” he said.

According to him, walking around Santa Catarina and talking with the population during the action, many did not understand how the state fund has free resources and people continue to wait two or three years for admission, surgery, medical care. “Karma that cannot last,” he commented.

Similarly, while traveling on the roads, whether federal or state highways, the MP was reminded of the appalling traffic conditions that put those who work with their trucks, transport goods, as well as those who travel with their family or go on foot, at risk.

“Santa Catarina needs to take a closer look at these health and infrastructure issues. I defended it and took it as a real flag of life, because I understand that the key to any government is to serve the people, and health should come first.

Saretta drew attention to the problem of huge social inequality, which depends on the actions of the federal government, which cannot turn its back on those who have the least, those who need it most. “The population cannot be prejudiced against immigrant brothers, almost all of us are immigrants in one way or another, from the present or from the past, and we, unfortunately, see the spread of discriminatory ideas when we are all equal people.”

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