The governor criticized the personal life of the former mayor of Belo Horizonte, who demanded “bravery” in relation to miners
The last debate between the candidates for the government of Minas Gerais, carried out by TV Globo this Tuesday (September 27, 2022), was marked by personal criticism among the governor Romeo Zema (New) and the former mayor of Belo Horizonte Alexandre Kalil (PSD). Both lead the polls for voting intentions.
The candidates also criticized measures taken by Zema’s administration, such as Minas Gerais’ adhesion to the Fiscal Recovery Regime proposed by the Ministry of Economy, and the relationship with mining companies.
O Power 360 summarized the main points cited by the pre-candidates during the debate:
ROMEO ZEMA (NEW)
The governor’s main strategy was to criticize the PT administration of Fernando Pimentel, considered unpopular in the state, in an attempt to associate it with his main opponent, Alexandre Kalil, who is supported by the PT.
declared that the “government that calls itself social” gave “rice with water” as a lunch for students of the state education network.
Zema also made personal attacks on the former mayor of Belo Horizonte, whom he called “professional liar” and said that the pessist “has done away with everything he inherited”.
During one of his responses, the governor changed the name of Lorene Figueiredo to “Edilene”. While the Minas Gerais Chief Executive tried to resume his line of reasoning, it was possible to hear the candidate’s laughter.
ALEXANDRE KALIL (PSD)
The former mayor of Belo Horizonte called “cruelty” Zema’s promises in the health area, which according to the pessist would not be fulfilled because of Minas Gerais’ adhesion to the Fiscal Recovery Regime, defended by the governor to negotiate Minas Gerais’ debt with the Union.
“And what is most cruel for you who need it is that it is the poor who need the SUS (Unified Health System). The most disgusting thing about it all is that you know you won’t do it. It’s on purpose, it’s evil”, said.
Kalil also criticized Zema’s gesture of hitting the pulpit while responding to opponents’ criticism. “Slap on the table not here. This is not the FIIN G (Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais)is nothe is surrounded neither by assholes nor by billionaires. There are 4 candidates who deserve respect”, said the pessist. he also charged “bravery” with miners.
Regarding the personal criticism made by Zema, Kalil said that the accusations against him are “Afternoon session” compared to the current governor. “The accusation against you, I would have to speak here at 3 am, because there cannot be a child in the room”declared.
CARLOS VIANA (PL)
O senator he said again that he had obtained funds from the federal government for the expansion of the Belo Horizonte subway. He also waved to the police and teachers, important categories of the state civil service.
Viana also stated that a “Senate Candidate” would be intimidating mayors to support Zema in order not to stop receiving state resources.
LORENE FIGUEIREDO (Psol)
THE teacher criticized Minas’ adhesion to the Fiscal Recovery Regime –solution to negotiate the State’s debt with the Union– defended by Zema. It supported the discussion on diversity in schools as a way of overcoming social problems.
“Only culture expels the demon of ignorance, racism, LGBTphobia, machismo from people. People can be educated for a life of respect and solidarity”said Lorene.
MARCUS PESTANA (PSDB)
O former federal deputy criticized Zema’s stance of repeatedly mentioning the administration of former governor Fernando Pimentel, and stated that the governor would leave a “wicked inheritance” in relation to the State’s debt with the Union.
Pestana also said that the Chief Executive “try to avoid” the contrast of his administration with the Tucano governments and criticized the fact that some secretaries of Zema were not miners.
DEBATE IN THE GLOBE
The event was broadcast on TV Globo and through the news portal g1. The choice of candidates was defined in accordance with the Electoral Law. The guests are candidates from parties with representation in the National Congress of at least 5 congressmen, and without pending issues in the electoral and common courts.
The debate was divided into 4 blocks:
- 1st and 3rd blocks: candidates asked the opponent questions about free topics;
- 2nd and 4th: same dynamics and questions with specific themes, chosen by lot;
- the 5th and last block was reserved for the final considerations of each candidate.
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