More than a year before the elections, Eduardo Paes and Cláudio Castro switch parties – Prime Time Zone

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Mayor of Rio chose the PSD by Gilberto Kassab; state governor went to the PL

ANDRE MELO ANDRADE / IMMAGINI / ESTADÃO CONTENT – 03/11/2021The PSD of Kassab has plans for the government of the State of Rio de Janeiro in 2022: wants to launch candidacy

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, and the state governor, Cláudio Castro, are already in new parties. The membership forms were signed this Wednesday, 26. Eduardo Paes is now at PSD from Gilberto Kassab, while Claudio Castro entered the PL. Castro’s affiliation ceremony with the Liberal Party also included the participation of the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia. Bolsonaro still remains without a party. Eduardo Paes brought several political allies with him to the PSD after a split between the federal deputy Rodrigo Maia and the chief of the DEM, ACM Net. The PSD of Kassab has plans for the government of the State of Rio de Janeiro in 2022: it wants to launch a candidacy.

The favorite name at the moment is that of the national president of the OAB, Felipe Santa Cruz, which should only join after the mandate, which ends in February next year. Cláudio Castro has already revealed that he is a candidate for reelection of the Palácio do Guanabara in 2022. Before closing with the PL, he negotiated with the PSD, DEM and PP itself. “They always said: PL is a party of speech. The PL is a party where everything is combined, where political alignment, where you can have peace of mind. You cannot find the firmness of the PL in any party in that country. ” The bench caption is strong in Rio de Janeiro and already controls more than 20 municipalities across the state.

* With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga