PT candidate, however, says he cannot say that the privatization of BR Distribuidora will be reviewed
the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) criticized on Sunday (25.Sep.2022) discussions about a possible privatization of Petrobras. “Let’s stop this stupidity of wanting to privatize Petrobras”, said the presidential candidate during a campaign in Rio de Janeiro.
The sale of the state-owned company is defended by the president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), which has already had a series of clashes with the oil company’s management and is critical of its pricing policy. In the view of the Chief Executive, the privatization of Petrobras would free him from a “problem”.
Charged by voters and supporters over the privatization review, Lula said he cannot confirm whether the operations will be reviewed if he is elected. “I cannot, with 7 days to go before the elections, say that I will review many things that have been done. I can’t say because it would be irresponsible of me. First, I need to know what was done, and then make the decision.”, he stated.
The PT candidate was specifically talking about BR Distribuidora, privatized during the Bolsonaro government.
O Power 360 found that a previous version of the PT government program even mentioned the return of the state presence in the fuel distribution market to hold prices. In the final version of the document, however, the measure was not mentioned.
Lula also stated that he intends to advance in oil exploration in deep waters. “Petrobras is the largest exploration company in deep waters. When I tried to say I was going to do a probe here, [disseram]: ‘Ah, you can’t do a probe because you don’t have the technology. Korea does it. Who does it is China’. we are going to do it here“, said.
ABSENCE IN DEBATE
At the same event, Lula justified his absence from the debate on SBT on Saturday night (September 24th). According to the former president, the meetings are gettingdifficult”.
He said that he did not attend the meeting because he already had other campaign commitments scheduled in advance for the weekend. He also claimed to have become the main target of opponents.
Lula said that he will participate in the debate of TV Globo on Thursday (September 29).
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