I thought the Brazilian Greens were the most interesting factor in last year’s elections. I am married, after all, to a PT supporter with strong Green sympathies who served as a living laboratory of the cognitivie dissonance the Green Party candidacy represented.
In the end, however, the party wound up splitting into “authentic” Greens like presidential candidate Marina Silva,the charismatic former federal environment minister, and “greenwashers,” like the oily CEO of a major natural cosmetics company who shared the platform with Marina and tried to steer the party toward the opposition as a block vote during the runoff.
Greens captured 9% of the vote in the first round of the elections. The “greenwasher” faction tended to be elements of the center and extreme right with ties to the latifúndio with a line of patter that goes something like “only big agribusiness can manage the environment responsibly.”
Valor Online reports.
The Green Party’s (PV) national president, federal deputy José Luiz Penna, has fired the state party director in São Paulo, Maurício Brusadin .
An ally of Marina Silva (PV), who is disputing control of the party with the federal legislator, Brusadin had his two-year mandate cut short after completing one year and three months..
“I left because we are commencing a democratic reform of the PV, but Penna wants to maintain the system of provisional committees in order to hold onto power”, said Brusadin, who published a letter criticizing the national president and said he does not know yet whether he will remain in the party — allies of Marina have discussed forming a new party. .
This newspaper has not yet had a chance to speak with Penna, who was reportedly meeting in Brasília on Tuesday night to discuss the future of the São Paulo party.
No time to elaborate. Working.
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