The complaint of the president’s allies in Minas is that he owes part of his election to the miners, but until now he has not made any gestures to the state.
Next week, Lula will go to Juiz de Fora, on February 7th, Wednesday afternoon, to announce investment for a hospital at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora.
The next day, he will be in Belo Horizonte, where he will meet businesspeople and entities, when he will report on what the federal government has already done for the state. He can announce the work to double the BR-381, known as the highway of death, on the stretch from Belo Horizonte to Caeté.
This year, Lula is prioritizing travel within Brazil, in an attempt to help mayoral candidates who belong to his allied base. In Minas, Rodrigo Pacheco’s PSD commands the BH city hall and wants to maintain control over the capital. Furthermore, it has a strong presence in the interior.
Lula may support Rodrigo Pacheco’s eventual candidacy for state government in 2026, reinforcing his possible campaign for re-election in the same year. Pacheco leaves the presidency of the Senate this year and should be succeeded by his ally, senator Davi Alcolumbre (UB-AP).