In an interview published today by the newspaper “O Globo”, Cardoso urged all democratic forces to demonstrate against the possibility of Bolsonaro launching a coup, although he admitted “the difficulty of carrying out a coup in Brazil”.
said the former president and intellectual leader of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), 90 years old.
In recent weeks, Bolsonaro has encouraged protests against the Federal Supreme Court (STF, Supreme Court) and called for the resignation of one of its judges, threatening to cancel the 2022 presidential election if Congress does not approve the reforms he has promoted.
“Even if he wanted to, it’s hard to strike in Brazil,” Cardoso said, adding that if Bolsonaro had “that idea, he wouldn’t work.”
However, he believes in comforte to form a front that opposes this possibility, and even supports the participation of the Social Democratic Party in protests organized by left-wing forces, an issue that other Social Democratic leaders do not agree with.
And he added, “It does not matter who they call, if there is an invitation that can be shared and something that is thought to be good is said.”
Similarly, Cardoso said that this “broad front” should include Labor Party (PT) His successor in government, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, because this power “is not in essence incompatible with democracy” and “never has been.”
Lula is the favorite to win the 2022 presidential election, which Bolsonaro aspires to re-elect, according to the latest voting intention polls.