Brazil's Workers Party backs Lula for 2018

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva votes during the presidential run-off in election in Sao Bernardo do Campo on October 26, 2014Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s ruling Workers Party would back former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to seek a third term in 2018, the country’s chief of staff said in an interview published Sunday. Aloizio Mercadante told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that the popular ex-president is the only choice for the PT in the next election. “He is my candidate, he always was,” Mercadante said. The Workers Party has held Brazil’s presidency for 12 straight years, starting with Lula’s two terms from 2003 to 2010.

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