Temer says Bolsonaro would be reelected if he had fought pandemic

“If originally he had gone after the struggle towards the pandemic with states and events, as we speak nobody would take his election away,” Temer mentioned.

Former president Michel Temer (MDB) mentioned that Jair Bolsonaro (PL) would have a sure re-election in 2022 if he had unified the struggle towards the Covid-19 pandemic.

“If, early on, he had gone after the struggle towards the pandemic with states and events, as we speak nobody would take away his election,” Temer mentioned in an interview with CNN.

In the previous president’s evaluation, Bolsonaro’s stance towards the vaccine, particularly for kids, exhibits a scarcity of “pragmatic reasoning” to hunt votes past his base of assist.

“What he has finished is to beat back those that are in favor of vaccination, which has proved to be essential. It was a mistake on the a part of the president to struggle the vaccine,” he mentioned.

Without saying the title of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), Temer warned that “taking [eleição] within the first spherical just isn’t straightforward”. The emedebista additionally mentioned that it’s too early to imagine that polls of intent are equal to profitable the election.

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“Throughout the marketing campaign, so many objections come up, I do not know if the candidate as we speak with 40% stays at that degree”, he mentioned. According to the latest Datafolha ballot, launched in December, Lula leads with 48%, adopted by Bolsonaro, with 22%.

The survey was carried out on December 13 and 16 with 3,666 folks over 16 years previous, in individual in 191 cities throughout the nation. The margin of error is plus or minus two factors.


“With the nation divided as it’s, in a Lula, Bolsonaro and third means group, it’s tough to have an election within the first spherical”, he bolstered.

Asked if he had already talked to Lula about the 2022 elections, Temer mentioned he had been contacted by an middleman, however that he totally helps his get together’s pre-candidate, Simone Tebet.

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