Pressed on the left by Lula (PT) and on the right by Jair Bolsonaro (no party) in his intention to run for president in 2022, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), has tried to prepare himself for a presidential campaign that goes beyond his success in securing vaccines against Covid-19.
If he is a candidate for president, Doria will have to step down in April 2022. There is only one year left for him to make an impact in the state. So far, he has unlocked historical imbroglios, but there has also been a series of broken promises.
Although he gained praise across the country for making vaccination by the Butantan Institute feasible, the São Paulo governor saw his goals in the state, such as road works and privatizations, delayed, stuck and changed.
Projects such as the Rodoanel Norte, the Santos-Guarujá bridge and the 18-bronze subway line, which was shelved under the Doria management to make way for the BRT (not yet under construction), have yet to be delivered or initiated. Doria made these promises in 2018.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon