In this week’s issue: The most important facts of the week. Presidential polls in 14 states. Election: In which promises should we believe?
The week in review
- No support. Ciro Gomes returned from a tour in Europe after being left out of the presidential runoff stage. Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad, who is facing a difficult campaign, had expected an endorsement (even if with caveats) from Mr. Gomes. That didn’t happen yesterday and is unlikely to happen at all – even if frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro is, in Mr. Gomes’ eyes, a “fascist.” He’s expected to give an anti-Bolsonaro statement today – but will not declare support for Mr. Haddad.
- Censorship? The electoral courts carried out an operation to take down anti-fascism banners in seven public universities. The law forbids campaigning in public buildings, but according to Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber (who presides over the Electoral Justice system), freedom of speech shouldn’t be curbed. Prosecutor-General Raquel Dodge has also criticized the operation.