Ciro Nogueira bets on Bolsonaro and Lula in the 2nd round and sees a fragmented third way

“The third way may even be viable in our nation if it had a union”, mentioned the minister in an interview with Jovem Pan

Marianna Holland
Brasilia DF

The Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira, mentioned this Tuesday (11) that he believed that the third way in the elections would solely be doable if there was union between candidates and that the second round of the election will probably be between President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and the president. ex-president Lula (PT).

“The third way may even be viable in our nation if it had a union”, mentioned the minister in an interview with Jovem Pan.

“But with this fragmentation that occurs in the present day, with two candidates who’ve a flooring of a third of the citizens there, I do not see any chance of not having Jair Bolsonaro and former president Lula in the second round.”

Datafolha ballot launched on December 16 exhibits a situation in which PT has 48% of voting intentions towards 22% for Bolsonaro.

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Then come Sergio Moro (Podemos), with 9%, Ciro Gomes (PDT), with 7%, and João Doria (PSDB), with 4%.

These final three are the names of the so-called third way, which tries to interrupt the polarization between Bolsonaro and Lula.


Ciro Nogueira has supported PT governments in the previous and, in the first round of 2018, was on the platform of former governor Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB).

In the Bolsonaro authorities since August, he took over the portfolio with a speech of being a “buffer” for the president.

From a political and electoral viewpoint, Ciro Nogueira has acted as a counselor. His title even circulated to combine the ticket with Bolsonaro, however he mentioned this Tuesday that he’ll stay in the authorities till the finish of the time period.

“We will keep till the finish of your time period. I defend that the particular person chosen by the president is a particular person of utmost belief, who offers tranquility to the president, and not a one that will deliver insecurity and conflicts in a future authorities”, he mentioned.

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The interviewer requested about Tereza Cristina (Agriculture) or Braga Netto (Defense) as doable names for the place, and the head of the Civil House said that they’re “large names”, however that it will solely be outlined later.

“Until in the present day the president, at no time, has made any invitation or ballot. I feel that selection we are going to make there for the month of April”, he mentioned.

As the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo confirmed, the events that make up the president’s base are ready for an settlement to accommodate them on the tickets.

In the case of Bolsonaro, as soon as he determined to affix the PL, PP leaders anticipate the vice to be in the social gathering, even when nominated by the president.


Ciro Nogueira additionally mentioned, this Tuesday, that round ten ministers ought to go away their positions to contest elections this 12 months.

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The president seeks to protect three portfolios from the centrão’s advances in the subsequent ministerial reform: Health, Infrastructure and Regional Development.


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