Politics in Brazil: a clown for mayor of Sao Paulo

The clown Tiririca, a possible candidate for mayor of Sao Paulo in October’s town elections in Brazil has been the subject of a column in Forbes, which carries the title “A clown (really) can become the mayor of the sixth largest city in the world.”

The article presents the biography of Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, tirica elected federal deputy by the state of Sao Paulo with the second largest vote count in history.

His meteoric rise with the hit “Florentine” in 1997, and his humorous campaign for Congress in 2010 – with slogans like “can get worse than what it already is” and “you know what a congressman does? I also do not “- are among the highlights.

“The possibility of having a clown without political or administrative experience (but with a huge electorate) as mayor of the city could cause damage on a national scale,” said the text signed by Anderson Antunes, Brazilian columnist at the magazine .

“For now, it is fair to say that it is unlikely to happen. Otherwise, the joke will be with the face of everyone,”says the journalist.

The PR, Tiririca’s party, said he was considering releasing the clown as a candidate.

According to Antunes, the party surveys show that his candidacy could disrupt the race for mayor and undermine the candidacy of Fernando Haddad, PT candidate, who will face Jose Serra of the PMDB, in the ballot box. The party can give up to launch the candidate in exchange for a favorable agreement with PT, the party of the president.

Here’s Forbes article:
“Some might say that America is run by a bunch of clowns in Washington, but that could soon become a legitimate statement in Brazil. Elections around the country for city halls and city councils are coming in October and among the names cited to become a candidate for mayor of the city of Sao Paulo is congressman Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, more commonly known by his stage name ‘Clown Tiririca,’ which means ‘grumpy’ in Portuguese.”

To read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2012/03/23/a-clown-could-become-mayor-of-the-worlds-6th-largest-city-seriously/

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Joe Cloud
Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.

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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.