The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) released the list which provides the basis for defining the time that will be granted to presidential candidates for free electoral propaganda on television. The inserts begin to air next Tuesday (16).
Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) will have more space. Following is the current president, Jair Bolsonaro (PL). The time is calculated taking into account the number of federal deputies who have the parties for each candidacy.
The bench that supports Lula in the Chamber has 141 parliamentarians and includes PT, PSB, Psol, PCdoB, PV, Rede, Solidariedade, Avante, PROS and Agir. Bolsonaro, on the other hand, is endorsed by 101 deputies and deputies from the PL, PP and Republicans.
Second calculation presented by the platform infomoney based on electoral rules, Lula will have about 3 minutes and 21 seconds twice a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and between seven and eight daily 30-second advertisements amid the programming of each broadcaster.
Bolsonaro, according to the survey, will have 2 minutes and 42 seconds for fixed advertisements and six 30-second insertions in the general grid of intervals.
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Simone Tebet (MDB) will be the third with the longest TV time, 2 minutes and 13 seconds in the two daily programs. It is supported by 88 parliamentarians. Tebet’s coalition has MDB, PSDB, Podemos and Cidadania.
Soraya Thronicke (União Brasil), will have 2 minutes and 12 seconds. The party did not form a coalition. Tebet and Thronicke will also have between five and six insertions of 30 seconds each in the broadcasters’ general advertising grid.
With support only from the party itself, Ciro Gomes (PDT) has a bench of 28 deputies. By calculations, it would take up 50 seconds in commercials and between one and two inserts in commercial breaks.
The free electoral propaganda programs on television for the president will be broadcast on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, always at 1 pm and 8 pm.
Editing: Felipe Mendes