In April of this year, the City Council of Curitiba approved the title of honorary citizen to Bolsonarism guru Olavo de Carvalho. The initiative was vetoed by Mayor Rafael Greca because the “honored person” had already passed away. Now it is the turn of state deputy Ricardo Arruda (PL) to spend the time of the Legislative Assembly (Alep) with a proposal to grant the title of citizen of Paraná to former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL).
The justification for the title given to the former president, who has his political rights revoked, is, for the deputy, “for his brilliant performance as a Brazilian politician and the greatest representative of the right in Brazil”, according to Alep. The proposal has as co-authors the deputies Gilberto Ribeiro, Delegado Jacovos, Gilson de Souza and Marcel Micheletto.
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However, the idea of the Bolsonarist bench will have opposition. For Deputy Goura (PDT), Bolsonaro does not meet the requirements to receive the honor, “which can only be granted to people of unblemished reputation”. For him, “the former president has to answer for his crimes against the Brazilian people during the tragic conduct of the pandemic (of covid-19), crimes against indigenous peoples and traditional communities, in addition to various crimes against the electoral system. It’s a long list of offenses that need to be judged by Justice”.
Goura also recalls that the recent decision that made Bolsonaro ineligible, the result of an action by the parliamentarian’s party, the PDT, is just the first of other consequences to come. “The bill presented is a mockery of the Legislative and the people of Paraná. If it depends on our bench, it will not prosper ”, he adds.
PT deputy Arilson Chiorato said that they will take all possible measures so that the title is not granted. “That’s because first there is no relevant service provided for Paraná and second because it does not meet the requirements for the title. We have more important things to do in the Assembly than approving a title for a person who did so much harm for the country and, for this, we will do everything so that this does not happen”, he said.
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It depends on Ratinho Jr.
In Alep, the support base of Governor Ratinho Jr. (PSD) has an absolute majority and, therefore, manages to approve the projects he proposes. The granting of the title, ultimately, depends on how the governor will position himself on the issue. In the polls of his interest, Ratinho Jr. usually has more than 40 votes among the 54 state deputies that make up the House.
Source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Rodrigo Chagas and Frédi Vasconcelos