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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:13 AM

Brazil's Lula steps back into political fray

Brazil's Lula steps back into political fray

by Agency Staff, August 31 2015, 06:23

SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO — Brazil’s popular former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has declared that he is returning to the bruising political frontlines to defend his successor, the embattled Dilma Rousseff.

"Our opponents talk about me from morning until night. Well, it’s harder to kill a bird if he keeps flying. That’s why I started flying again," Mr Lula said at a rally in Sao Paulo state on Saturday, a day after admitting he could even seek the presidency again in 2018.

On Friday he said that he did not want to see his ruling Workers’ Party lose power after 12 years. "I am sure that our rivals are heading out to undo what we achieved in improving people’s lives," he told the rally. "I have broad shoulders and I have been beaten up plenty in my life. Let’s see if our rivals give our beloved Dilma a little break and start being bothered by me again," Mr Lula said, alongside former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica.

Mr Lula was in office from 2003 to 2010 and was the country’s first democratically elected leftist leader. He spent generously on social programmes to reduce the number of Brazilians living in poverty and the economy boomed to the world’s seventh-largest.

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:33 AM

1. Very gallant of him

 

Did he ask her?

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:56 AM

2. Guess he's trying to do some damage control considering how poor Rousseff is doing in the polls n/t

 

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