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Lula insists that he will not stand for re-election if he proclaims himself president of Brazil

The former president and presidential candidate of the Brazilian Workers’ Party, Lula da Silva, in Porto Alegre – Matheus Pe/TheNEWS2 via ZUMA Pre / DPA

The former president and candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT) for the elections in Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has insisted this Tuesday that, in case of proclaiming himself the winner in the second round of the elections on October 30, he will not He will stand for re-election in 2026.

“If elected, I will be president for a period. Leaders work hard, in their commitment to the population,” said the former president on his official profile on the social network Twitter, when there are barely four days left for the celebration of the second return of the elections.

It is true that these statements by Lula are not new, since the PT leader has already dropped on occasion throughout the electoral campaign that he would not have in mind to present himself to the process again, according to ‘O Globo’.

This is the sixth time that Lula has stood for election, winning in 2002 and 2006. In the three previous elections –1998, 1994 and 1989– the leftist leader was overtaken by Fernando Collor de Mello and by Fernando Henrique Cardoso on two occasions.

The polls predict a narrow victory for Lula over his opponent, the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. Reports suggest that the PT leader would obtain 49 percent of the vote compared to the 45 percent that Bolsonaro would receive.

The president, a candidate for re-election, thus confirms his upward trend and enters the last days before the election having cut a notable distance from his opponent, who came out of the first round with the polls very much in his favor.

In the first round, on Sunday, October 2, Lula obtained just over 48 percent of the vote, while Bolsonaro slightly exceeded 43 percent. In third place, Simone Tebet, Lula’s new ally for the second round, obtained 4.2 percent of the support.

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