Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity has fallen again. Fifty-seven percent of the population want him impeached, and his approval rating has plummeted to 19 percent, a record low. But other political forces seem little interested in taking the step forward and opening an impeachment process.
As 2022 approaches, parties are mobilizing to seek candidates for the presidential election in October and are more concerned with planning their own futures than the country’s. Despite Bolsonaro’s declining popularity, the streets are empty as various social movements have decided to demobilize. On the right, protests had very low attendance, and an undeclared veto against any individual or group not ideologically aligned with former President Lula da Silva of the Workers Party (PT) has left many camps on the left isolated.
However, the opposition against center-right activists and movements in the mobilizations against Bolsonaro did not prevent the PT from initiating talks with the former governor of São Paulo and former presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin to become Lula’ vice president.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 29/11/2021.