New Datafolha poll, war crimes in Ukraine and more than 23 September

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The new Folha/Globo/Datafolha poll for the October presidential elections and the latest news from the war in Ukraine are among the highlights this Friday (23).

Datafolha poll for president: Lula has 47%; and Bolsonaro, 33%

Folha/Globo/Datafolha poll released this Thursday (22) shows former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) ahead, with 47% of voting intentions in the race for the Planalto Palace. President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has 33%. The first round of elections takes place on October 2.

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Then appear Ciro Gomes (PDT), with 7%; Simone Tebet (MDB), with 5%; Soraya Thronicke (União Brasil), with 1%.

did not score Felipe D’Avila (New), Sofia Manzano (PCB), Vera Lúcia (PSTU), Leonardo Pericles (UP), Jose Maria Eymael (DC) and Priest Kelmon (PTB).

UN investigation finds war crimes committed in Ukraine

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The chairman of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said on Friday that it was concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine based on evidence collected in four regions of the country.

“Based on the evidence gathered by the Commission, it is concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine,” Erik Møse told the UN Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

His speech follows investigations in Kiev, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy, where the Commission visited 27 sites and interviewed more than 150 victims and witnesses.

Referendum in Ukraine’s breakaway regions starts this Friday (23); understand

This Friday (23) begins the referendum held by the separatist regions of Ukraine that are occupied by Russian forces and their allied militias, and which deals with the accession of these territories to Russia. The act continues until the 27th of September.

In the referendum, residents will be asked whether they want to join Russia in four occupied regions of Ukraine. In the Donetsk and Kherson regions, face-to-face voting will only take place on the last day.

In Donetsk, the referendum question will be presented only in Russian. The chairman of the People’s Council – an unelected body – in the self-declared People’s Republic of Donetsk, Vladimir Bidyovka, said Russian is the “language of the state”.

Lula and Bolsonaro hold rallies in the interior of Minas Gerais this Friday

The presidential candidates who score in the CNN/Locomotiva poll aggregator continue their campaigns and have public agendas this Friday (23), nine days before the elections.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) will participate in the Todos Juntos por Minas Gerais rally, at 6 pm, in Ipatinga (MG).

Jair Bolsonaro (PL) concentrates his commitments in Divinópolis (MG). At 11 am, he has a meeting with mayors, candidates and authorities. Then, he goes on “motociata” for a rally, which starts at 1 pm. The president still meets children and families at 2:15 pm and religious leaders at 3 pm.

The state of Minas Gerais is the second largest electoral college in the country. There are more than 16 million citizens eligible to go to the polls — which is equivalent to more than 10% of the total electorate.

Planalto and Itamaraty try to speed up ambassadorial appointments before the election

Faced with the real risk of defeat by President Jair Bolsonaro in this year’s elections, Palácio do Planalto and Itamaraty are trying to accelerate the approval of ambassadors appointed by the current administration to occupy strategic positions around the world in the Senate.

Nominations have been locked in the Senate since late last year. In the list, there are key positions in question and high-ranking diplomats already appointed under Chancellor Carlos França, such as Secretary General Fernando Simas (appointed to head the Embassy in Rome); France’s chief of staff Achilles Zaluar (appointed to the Vatican), Carla Barroso Carneiro, head of the Special International Advisory Board at the Ministry of Regional Development who worked with former minister Rogerio Marinho and is appointed to head the Brazilian delegation to the FAO, In Rome; and Hélio Vitor Ramos Filho, current head of the Embassy in Rome, appointed to the Embassy in Buenos Aires. In addition to them, there are seven more nominations (see list below).

Normally, it is customary to wait for the result of an election and negotiate during the transition, if the opposition wins, the maintenance of the list of nominees. That’s because if an ambassador is barred, this can compromise the entire musical chairs of Itamaraty.

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(published by Léo Lopes, from CNN )

Source: CNN Brasil

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