The former president of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has declared this Saturday in Madrid that it will decide “between February and March” next year if it finally presents its candidacy for the presidential elections of the South American country
“To return doing less, it is better not to return,” said the 76-year-old ex-president, during a ceremony held at Casa de América and accompanied by the Minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 and Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, and of the former Vice President of the Government Pablo Iglesias.
The former Brazilian president has recovered all his political rights and will now be able to face the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, in next year’s elections, after almost two years of disqualification for convictions related to the Lava Jato corruption scheme, now revoked.
Lula da Silva has reiterated that, to make an attempt to power again, it must have a political significance beyond mere return and once again champion a program against inequality and from the left.
We have to raise inequality at the center of the agenda, and it seems to me that the question of inequality is an agenda that has to be a struggle of the left and of the trade union movement ”, he explained.
“I can not do less than what I have done, that is the challenge I have,” said the former president before warning that “the situation in Brazil is worse than in 2003”, the year he assumed power, in the beginning of nearly a decade in office.
The former Brazilian president thanked all the “affection” received during his disqualification as a fundamental value when considering his possible candidacy. “What they have done for me and for the cause has been something so noble that it made me want to be a candidate again. I am convinced that it is possible to recover Brazil ”, he added.