BRASILIA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The chief of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s celebration and the farm caucus within the Senate mentioned on Friday that the highly effective agribusiness sector is pragmatic and can adapt to an eventual victory by the incumbent’s leftist presidential challenger.
Senator Wellington Fagundes, re-elected on Sunday for Mato Grosso, Brazil’s prime grain-producing state, informed Reuters he hopes Bolsonaro will win re-election. However a win by former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva wouldn’t be the top of the world for the farm business.
“Farmers will bounce into Lula’s lap the day after he’s elected. They’re very pragmatic,” mentioned Fagundes, who has served Mato Grosso for 20 years in each chambers of Congress.
Fagundes mentioned he believes Bolsonaro will cede energy with out contesting the results of the Oct. 30 runoff if Lula wins, taking part in down the hazard of the president’s assaults on Brazil’s digital voting system.
“He assaults the electoral system as a result of he’s a provocateur,” the senator mentioned of Bolsonaro’s baseless claims that its digital voting system is weak to fraud.
Lula gained probably the most votes within the first spherical of the election on Sunday, with 48% assist towards 43% for Bolsonaro, who outperformed opinion surveys amid a wave of conservative sentiment. His pro-gun views and opposition to indigenous land claims have made him the darling of many farm sector leaders.
Bolsonaro’s right-wing Liberal Celebration emerged from the election as the biggest in each chambers of Congress.
Former Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias, who gained a Senate seat on Sunday, is a powerful candidate to be the subsequent president of the Senate, Fagundes mentioned.
He mentioned the possibilities of one other newly elected Bolsonaro ally, former Girls’s Rights Minister Damares Alves, getting the place are “zero.”
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle and Ricardo Brito Enhancing by Marguerita Choy)
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