São Paulo governor João Doria confirms he will run for president of Brazil in 2022

The politician of Brazil's Social Democracy Party went from ally to one of Jair Bolsonaro's main opponents during the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo state governor Joao Doria confirmed Tuesday his intention to run for Brazil's Social Democracy Party (PSDB) in presidential elections set for October 2022.

Doria, until the political rehabilitation of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was considered the main opposition candidate to oust President Jair Bolsonaro from the Alvorada Palace, said he would compete in the party's primaries to emerge victoriously.

"We will contest the primaries and respect all candidates, but we will work to win and join forces with everyone to strengthen the PSDB candidacy and help Brazil . . .

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