Former president (and current frontrunner in Brazil’s upcoming elections) Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) has officially relinquished his position as the presidential candidate to Fernando Haddad, his running mate. Lula has been in jail for the last five months in Curitiba (PR), as he was convicted for corruption and money laundering.
Lula’s approval was expressed in a letter read by lawyer Luiz Eduardo Greenhalg, who is also one of the founders of Partido dos Trabalhadores (Worker’s Party). Greenhalg read Lula’s missive in front of the Federal Police building, where Lula is serving his sentence.
“From now on, Haddad will be Lula for millions of Brazilians,” he wrote. In the letter, he also asked his voters to switch the name in their ballots to Haddad, former mayor of São Paulo.
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