Earlier this evening (29), the PT candidate for the state government, Edegar Pretto, posted on twitter: “Alderman @PedroRuasPSol will be my deputy on the ticket for the Piratini dispute. Together we represent the unity of the popular countryside to build the #RSqueoPovoquer #JuntosPrettoRuas”. The union of Pretto and Ruas in the first round represents an unprecedented event in the history of the two parties in Rio Grande do Sul.
It is the result of a long negotiation between the two parties that has had many ups and downs. PT and PSOL were close, then they distanced themselves and, now, they are getting closer, above all motivated, in addition to the need to join forces, by the emergence of a collective candidacy for the Senate.
Councilman Roberto Robaina (PSOL) was nominated for the first substitute of Olívio Dutra (PT), who announced on Monday (25) his intention to run for the Senate leading a collective term. If elected, he and the alternates will share the term. The PCdoB must indicate by Sunday, the date of the PT state convention, the name for the other substitute.
Uncertainties in the PSB
At the end of the afternoon, the regional president of the PSOL, state deputy Luciano Genro, had already anticipated that something important was happening: “PT/PSOL Unit: As president of the PSOL I have been working on the negotiation and I am confident of success. Soon this will be confirmed”, he posted on the networks.
With the new partnership, they are united in the PT, PCdoB, PV and, now, the PSOL campaign. It remains to be seen which direction the PSB will take. During the week, two newspapers, Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo, published information that former deputy Beto Albuquerque would withdraw from the dispute. PSB/RS reacted to the news, emphatically denying its veracity.
The uncertainties should continue until next Monday (1), at 11 am, when the party’s state executive will have a meeting with her candidate for governor.
Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Katia Marko