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Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, led a political rally on Wednesday ahead of the second round of elections and urged to “remove the cancer” of the left and prevent the country from falling into “darkness”.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s wife joined the campaign for the second round of the elections, to be held on October 30, in which the leader of the right will face former president Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, candidate of a progressive front that leads the polls.
This Wednesday, she participated in a “Women with Bolsonaro” event held in Sao Paulo, which brought together evangelical pastors, leaders of other religions, and military and police officers, who make up part of the base of the Brazilian right.
Michelle Bolsonaro assured that she is a “housewife” and ” helper” of her husband, but that the moment Brazil is facing “obliges” her to join the “fight for the nation’s freedom”, which she considered threatened by a possible victory of Lula, leader of the Workers’ Party (PT).
“We are fighting against the forces of darkness,” against “a lying man who wants to return to the scene of the crime to steal again,” she said in allusion to the corruption issues that in the past splashed Lula.
She also said that the former president “is thirsty for revenge” on “all those who rose up against him” and asked Brazilians to “fight for freedom”, so that “this cancer of the left, of the party of darkness, is extirpated”.
According to Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil is today “the last barrier against communism” and only the victory of her husband will prevent “churches from being closed” and “religious people from being persecuted”, as “happens today in Nicaragua”.
The first lady, a fervent evangelical, was accompanied by the Bolsonarista candidate for the regional government of the state of Sao Paulo, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, who will also compete in a second round against the progressive Fernando Haddad.
This same Wednesday, and also with the aim of counteracting his bad image among evangelicals, Lula met with hundreds of leaders of that Christian current and committed himself to freedom of worship and religion, to reinforce the role of the family and not to interfere politically in the use of faith.