Brazilian presidential elections have been close, so much so that in the first round, the difference in votes between Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva was 5.2%. Election campaigns started again to collect as many votes as possible. Now, in the final stretch, the current President and the former head of state will be face to face for a debate on the goals and plans they have for Brazil.
Follow here the special broadcast live on SIC Notícias and the last debate, starting at 01:15.
The recent poll continues to give victory to Lula da Silva, with 49% of voting intentions, while Jair Bolsonaro drops one point in relation to previous poll, to 44%.
Remember the route here of these controversial political figures in Brazil.
At 67, Jair Bolsonaro is trying to be re-elected to the highest office in the Nation with the The last four years have been marked by the pandemic, the fires in the Amazon and countless controversies.
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the son of a dentist and a housewife, who was born in the interior of the state of São Paulo.
At 18 he entered the military academy and he made a career in the army, but was placed on the reserve after he published an article in a newspaper demanding salary increases.
In 1987 he leaves the military academy behind and debuts in politics. Accumulated seven terms as a federal deputy, converting only two projects into law. However, he gained fame for his peculiar style and alarming comments and positions.
Bolsonaro he defended the dictatorship several times and even praised the first Brazilian military man convicted of torture.
Bolsonaro, who was elected weeks after having survived an attack, is described as controversial, fractious, politically incorrect and often touted as a “threat to democracy”.
came to be convicted of moral damages, but make sure it’s just misinterpreted and that the words are taken out of context.
The first year of office is marked by the fires in the amazon and in the face of tragedy advocate the reduction of protected areas.
During the pandemic despised the virus that threw Brazil into list of the most affected countries in the world.
During several speeches he proved to be conservative, anti-abortion and has been accused several times of attacking minorities.
In addition, he publicly admitted to having benefited his son and gives the family a prominent role in affairs of state.
Bolsonaro will be involved in corruption cases and even suspect murder of councilor Marielle Franco.
It has in the reform of one of the biggest victories and ends the term with signs of economic recovery.
With millions of followers on social networks, evangelical community, in the agro-industry and in the defenders of carrying arms the main allies.
Luís Inácio da Silva is 76 years old and President between 2003 and 2011 and this is the sixth time he has run for the presidency.
Lula da Silva’s story begins in one of the poorest areas of the Pernambuco. He is the seventh of eight children and he moved to the coast of São Paulo, where he sold oranges on the docks, while he learned to read, against his father’s wishes. He managed to enroll at age 15 in vocational education
In 1964, the year in which the military dictatorship was established had an accident at work in which he lost a finger, soon followed by another tragedya death of the woman in the hospital, who was 8 months pregnant.
Politicized, he joined the Metalworkers Union, which came to lead in a climate of general strikes and civil disobedience.
Arrested, removed from office and persecuted by Brazilian justice, Thus, a political career was born with the founding of the Workers’ Party in 1989.
competed for first time to the first presidential elections, after the return of democracy. He lost and would still lose twice more, to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the man who in 2003, he presented him with the presidential sash.
The story of Lula da Silva is of conquest and defeat, the man that many consider having taken Brazil out of poverty in the years when he arrived and left office with a popularity of 80%.
The biggest drop was in the Lava Jato process, which still tarnishes his reputation.
The suspicions of corruption and money laundering dragged Lula da Silva into a long legal process and prevented him to stand for election in 2018.
Sérgio Moro, who was later appointed Minister of Justice by Jair Bolsonaro sentenced Lula da Silva to 12 years in prison.
Lula turned himself in to the authorities, at the headquarters of the metalworkers’ union in São Paulo, but He was imprisoned for a year and a half.
The Federal Supreme Court ruled that the detention was unconstitutional, annulled the sentence and considered that the Judge Sérgio Moro acted with partiality. Thus, Lula da Silva regained the political rights that allowed him to run for the presidency this year.
Lula da Silva’s two terms were marked by social programs such as Bolsa Família or Zero Hunger, that removed from poverty more than 30 million Brazilians, but also for the commitment to the big companies.
It tripled the GDP per capita and placed Brazil in the BRICs of the emerging powers of a future, which has taken a long time to materialize.