Dilma, Marina, Heloí­sa, 3 Women Who Wish to Be Brazil’s Next President

Dilma, HeloÀ­sa, Marina, all ready to be president of Brazil Brazil's southeastern state of São Paulo governor José Serra and main reference of the opposition leads comfortably in public opinion polls for next year's presidential election in Brazil when the successor of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is to be chosen.

According to pollster DataFolha, Serra has a vote intention of 37% followed by cabinet chief Dilma Rousseff, 16% – Lula's handpicked candidate – and former governor Ciro Gomes, with 15%. If elections were held this week in Brazil, Serra would win but not with the 50% needed to avoid a run-off. Brazilian elections are scheduled for October 2010, and the run-off in November.

Compared to the same poll three months ago, Serra was down one point while Rousseff remained stable. The difference between the two main candidates reached 35 percentage points in March 2008, when Rousseff was first mentioned. The difference dropped to 22 percentage points last March and 21 percentage points this month.

Serra, former Health minister, an important ally of former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and one of the main leaders of the opposition was defeated by Lula in 2002.

Rousseff is a former guerrilla who fought against the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985) was handpicked by Lula to succeed him and accepted by the ruling Workers Party. Although she still has to confirm her aspirations she is openly promoted by Lula in official events and political rallies.

Gomes who is also a former presidential candidate is currently a deputy from the Brazilian Socialist Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, and therefore has not made any official move yet.

Behind Gomes comes Heloí­sa Helena Lima, with 12%, from the radical left, a former member of the Workers Party that abandoned Lula when he embraced ultra orthodox economic policies. Lima founded the Socialist Liberty Party and proved a formidable candidate who in the 2006 presidential election garnered 15 million votes.

Marina Silva, a former militant of the Workers Party and ex Environment Minister follows with 3% support. She has been invited by the Green party (environmentalists) to join them and run as their presidential candidate. Of very humble origins she only learnt to read and write at the age of 14 and leads a very austere life contrary to her peers in the Brazilian Senate.

Mercopress

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Congressman Calls for Withdrawal of Troops from Haiti

Brazil’s House Representative Orlando Fantazzini  suggested the withdrawal of Brazilian soldiers from Haiti. Fantazzini ...

World Leaders Took Humility Tea, Says Brazil’s Lula After G-20 Summit

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva went back to Brazil after two days ...

Brazil Cotton Maker Cataguases to Invest US$ 39 Million in Modernization

Brazilian Companhia Industrial Cataguases, a manufacturer of cotton fabrics, is going to invest 73.5 ...

Nowadays, the US Doesn’t Even Need to Meddle in Brazil to Get Its Due

Rumors that Lula’s 2002 presidential campaign got money from foreign countries are old news. ...

Gol Spreads Its Brazilian Wings Through South America

Brazilian low cost airline Gol is beginning flights to Bolivia next Monday November 7 ...

Guaracy Falcão and wife Simone from Brazilian escola de samba Salgueiro

Brazilian Gunmen Kill Samba School Boss and Wife with 20 Shots

Just one day after a clash between the Rio de Janeiro police and drug ...

International Small Companies Hold Conference in Brazil

The International Conference on Financing Entrepreneurship and the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises, ...

In Paris, Brazil’s Lula Praises France for ‘Total Democracy’

As France commemorated Bastille Day, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva once again ...

The ParK

By Brazzil Magazine The Park Would he be able to handle a night here? ...

Recycled Sandals from Brazil Find a Following

A small company called Sandálias 755, from the northeastern Brazilian state of Alagoas, is ...