Brazil’s Moro Changes Party in Bid to Boost Presidential Run

Former Carwash Judge Sergio Moro is changing parties in the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election as he seeks more resources to dispute the country’s highest office

Former Carwash Judge Sergio Moro.
By Simone Iglesias
March 31, 2022 | 10:26 AM
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Bloomberg — Former Carwash Judge Sergio Moro is changing parties in the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election as he seeks more resources to dispute the country’s highest office, according to a person familiar with his decision.

Moro, who polls a distant third in the presidential race, is leaving Podemos and will join Uniao Brasil, a party with more financial resources and structure across the country, as well as a larger share of free TV and radio advertising during the campaign, said the person, asking to remain anonymous because the move hasn’t been announced yet.

Moro is expected to announce his decision later on Thursday or Friday, the person added.