In an unexpected message on his social networks, the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, questioned the use of inclusive language in Argentina, after the Ministry of Public Works incorporated the use of non-sexist language in its communications. Thats not all, for the president, its implementation is the cause of the economic crisis that the country is experiencing.
“I regret the officialization of the use of neutral language by Argentina. How does that help your people? The only change caused is that now there is ‘shortage’, ‘pobreze’ and ‘unemployment’. May God protect our Argentine brothers and help them out of this difficult situation,” he wrote on Twitter.
The position against this type of initiative is not new. In 2021, his government banned the use of inclusive language in cultural projects financed with the culture incentive law, known as the Rouanet Law.
Also, Bolsonarowho made his candidacy official at the Liberal Party (PL) convention in Rio de Janeiro, attacked, in the same Twitter thread, the Workers’ Party (PT) headed by former president Lula da Silva, leader in the polls for to the elections in October this year.
There he said that “in Brazil, the left seems obsessed with destroying our national symbols.”It is a way of dividing the country, disrespecting its culture and traditions. Respect is won with character, work and values, not with this nonsense,” he wrote.
And he added: “Good luck to those who believe that these are the most important guidelines for a people. My commitment is to continue reducing violence, creating an environment conducive to job creation, accelerating the growth of our economy and defending the sacred values of our country.”
Electoral panorama in Brazil
According to the consulting firm Quaest of Brazil, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva continues to be the favorite to win the election and appears with a voting intention of 44%, while the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, is in second place with 32%.
Compared to the previous measurement, the distance between the two candidates continues to “oscillate within the margin of error,” says the institute, referring to the fact that it shortened by two percentage points (they had 45% and 31%, respectively).
For that same reason, the margin of error, the pollster does not assure a victory for Lula in the first round, despite the fact that the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) has 44% and all the other candidates reach 42%. The pollsters take this information into account because in Brazil’s victory in the first round is guaranteed with more than 50% of the valid votes.