Bolsonaro prepares Brazil’s 2022 presidential elections and joins a political party

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro joins the center-right Liberal Party as he needs a party for the presidential elections in 2022. He was without one since 2019. The move is a shift from his previous campaign against old-school politics.

Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, joins a political party ahead of 2022 presidential elections | © Jeso Carneiro, 2018

On November 30, far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has officially joined the Liberal Party. Flávio Bolsonaro, his eldest son and federal senator representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, joins the party, too.

Jair Bolsonaro needs to be affiliated with a political party to run for the 2022 presidential elections. He was without one for two years.

Brazil president wanted to create his own party, Alliance for Brazil, but failed to gather enough signatures.

In November 2019, Bolsonaro left the Social Liberal Party a year after his election in 2018 because of disagreements with the president of the party.

The Liberal Party is part of a coalition of conservative parties that helped Bolsonaro pass laws in the Congress recently.

This move marks a shift in Bolsonaro’s politics from his previous “anti-system” campaign.

The unpopular president of Brazil will likely run for his reelection against the former president Lula.

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