I didn't vote for him on first round, but I will on the second round.
Let me explain a little bit of why, trying to be non-biased.
Now it's Bolsonaro vs Haddad, so, I feel like they are letting me choose if I want a punch in the stomach or a kick in the balls, so let's talk about both.
- He and his party focuses on social works, helping the poor more than any other party.
- He is smart and more flexible than Bolsonaro
- He and his party has more strength in the congress, making it easier to make changes.
Cons: (For clarification, I live in São Paulo, where he was the mayor in 2010 - 2014)
- He promised he would lower the bus ticket fare during his campaign, but right after he won the election, he raised it by 20 cents. That started a huge rally Brazil-wide that that you may have heard about. He is a liar and bases his campaign on lies, as it's become a common practice in his party. I took part in these rally and this is reason enough for me to not ever vote on him.
- He manipulates the numbers to make the statistics look like he is better than he actually is. The same practice PT makes all the time and the reason Brazil got into a big recession (you lie about the numbers but someday you will have to pay the bill). If you are interested I can give more details
- His party is populist and irresponsibly uses the money to buy votes. Their focus is not the well being of the population, but power itself. They were one of the reasons Maduro got the power he has in Venezuela and they are shamelessly helping communists around Latin America. Again, I will get into details if solicited.
- He and his party is pro-human rights (that WOULD be good), giving the right to prisoners to leave the prison on Mother's day, Easter, Christmas, New year and Father's day. Guess what? During these holidays the robbery rates skyrockets (I got robbed before Christmas, nice huh?) and a lot of the prisoners don't get back to the prison. Also,prisoners never has to work, making it even harder to keep them in Jail because we have to even pay for his meal.
- He was a terrible mayor in São Paulo. He talks about his bike lanes as if he did a good thing, but it cost about $170k / km and it was just a fucking paint on the ground, the most expensive worldwide (money laundry, duh), among other terrible things he did.
- He wants to strict the laws against criminals.
- He wants to lessen the influence of the state over the market (Which kinda makes it dumb to call him facist). You can notice it by seeing how the marked reacts when he is winning the statistics.
- He is by himself against most of the corrupt government that is there, putting some great names on the ministries (Lately we had random people on ministries... it's so absurd that I can't even start to explain...).
- He talks a lot of crap, kinda like Trump, and this by itself influences a lot of people to do stupid things and may become dangerous for the LGBT community and feminists. I still see it as a loose mouth because in his late speeches he is asking everyone to stop the hate against the minorities.
- He is in the politics for about 30 years already, and couldn't do much, if anything at all in that time.
- He openly said in the past that he is in the politics for the money, which doesn't make him corrupt per se, but we know he isn't there for anything but himself.
- He is not against the huge HUGE benefits and money that politics gets.
Overwall, if we get past the "left is the demon" and "Bolsonaro is the new hitler", the running party, PT, is a huge threat for the country already, and some people wants to change it.