The national coordinator of the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST), Guilherme Boulos, was made official as a pre-candidate of the PSOL for the government of the state of São Paulo in the 2022 elections. The decision was taken by the party during a state congress held this Sunday afternoon (12).
In the 2020 elections for São Paulo City Hall, Boulos was in second place, with 2.1 million votes (41% of the valid votes) in the second round, against PSDB candidate Bruno Covas. The MTST leader was also a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic in 2018, when he had 617,000 votes (less than 1% of the valid votes).
In a statement, Boulos stated that he intends to build a “unity” with other parties and left-wing politicians in the state. In the statement, he did not mention the PT’s possible candidacy for Palácio dos Bandeirantes, which could launch former mayor Fernando Haddad to the position.
“This decision is a continuation of our project of having a strong leftist candidacy next year. The task now is to build a unity with all the forces of our field around a common program, without hegemonism and with a lot of dialogue,” he said. Boules.
One of the most recent electoral polls, released by Exame/Ideia, with 1,000 people interviewed by telephone, from June 22 to 24, shows that former governor Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) would be the name with the most chances of winning government elections of the state of São Paulo, if they happened today.
In the simulation of the first round, Alckmin has 17% of voting intentions, tied within the margin with Márcio França (PSB) (14%), Fernando Haddad (PT) and Boulos. In the second round, Alckmin (who must exchange the PSDB for the PSD) wins in all scenarios.
Edition: José Eduardo Bernardes