Brazil: Workers’ Party announces coordination team for Lula’s presidential campaign

Lula’s presidential campaign

Party will promote activities across the country and says Lula is still their presidential candidate

By Cristiane Sampaio

Leaders and directors of Brazil’s Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) announced on Tuesday (24) a dedicated commission and the methodology they will use to draft the platform of government for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is the party’s presidential candidate in this year’s election.

The group that will coordinate the presidential platform includes former federal minister and ex-mayor of São Paulo Fernando Haddad; the economist and chairman of Perseu Abramo Foundation Marcio Pochmann; and the member of PT’s national board Renato Simões.

According to the party’s chair Gleisi Hoffman, new PT advisors will oversee the coordination team’s work. She also pointed out that the project has been codesigned with experts, social movements, and other actors.

“We are pursuing collaboration with all Brazilian regions, with women, and we want to have a perspective on race as well, so we can have a diversity of views. Brazil’s greatness calls for this,” she said.

According to Pochmann, the backbone of the platform is the fight against extreme poverty and unemployment.