After presenting the guidelines of his government plan, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva plans to intensify the agenda of meetings with the business community.
One of these dinners is pre-scheduled for Tuesday (28).
Kept confidential, the guest list includes, for example, names from the financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical and air transport sectors.
Two days earlier, on Sunday (26), Lula and his deputy, former governor Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), will participate in a dinner at a restaurant in Itaim Bibi, an upscale area of São Paulo.
Organized by Grupo Prerogativas, the event will feature around 130 guests, including businessmen and lawyers.
As anticipated by the column Mônica Bergamo, the invitations cost from R$ 3,000 to 20,000, destined for the PT. The dinner, according to organizers, would be a way of thanking the party’s supporters.
Like Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and pedestrian Ciro Gomes, Lula was invited to a meeting organized by Grupo Esfera, which would bring together around 50 businessmen.
Lula and Ciro have already expressed interest in participating. Bolsonaro has yet to respond.
On Monday (20), Lula met with businessmen at the home of the founder of Insper (Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa), engineer and economist Cláudio Haddad.
At the table, the chairman of the board of directors of Itaú Unibanco, Pedro Moreira Salles, the president of Natura, Fábio Barbosa, and the president of the Magazine Luiza chain, Frederico Trajano.
Anticipated by Globo, the list of guests was confirmed by Sheet. In addition to Lula and Alckmin, the PT candidate for the government of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, participated in the event.
The following day, at the launch of a virtual platform for debating proposals for a government plan, Lula mentioned the dinner the night before.
“And I, with a great lack of humility, said [no encontro]: who in this country has more authority to recover this country than Alckmin and me?”, he reported.
Speaking of him and Alckmin, PT added: “Nobody in this country has the parties and social movements supporting nor the managerial experience that we have to take care of public affairs. We don’t need time to learn.”
For allies of the former president, the final wording of the programmatic guidelines for an eventual Lula government leaves open a channel for dialogue by excluding proposals such as the repeal of the labor reform.
Other discussions that provoked noise and appeared in the preliminary version presented by the PT to the allied parties on the 6th were excluded or softened. This is the case with the defense of sexual and reproductive rights for women. Lula was criticized after saying that abortion should be a “right for everyone”.
In the current wording, “integral health policies” are offered, in order to “strengthen the conditions in the SUS for all women to have access to disease prevention and to be attended to according to the particularities of each stage of their lives”.
Public security professionals, who make up Bolsonaro’s electoral base and were at the center of another controversy involving the PT, also deserved a new chapter in the final wording.
On May 23, at the first meeting of the campaign’s political council, Lula said that, once it was ready, he would put his project under his arm to present it to the various sectors of the economy.
On Tuesday, at the launch of the guidelines, he said: “In a government program, we cannot be irresponsible in proposing something that we already know we will not implement,” he said.
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