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Ex-President Lula da Silva Says People Who Have Robbed Their Entire Lives Can't Blame Worker's Party

10/23/2015 - 09h59

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YALA SENA
COLLABORATION FOR FOLHA, IN TERESINA (PI)

In a discourse before militants from the Worker's Party in Piauí on Wednesday night (21), former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that those who have "robbed their entire lives" can't call the PTs (Worker's Party members) thieves.

"I want to ask you, as PTs, to be proud of the Worker's Party again. If any of us were in the wrong, we will have to pay, like any citizen. But, what we can't have is people who have robbed their whole lives calling the Worker's Party a thief. We can't allow that."

He criticized adversaries who are asking for president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and admitted that the Worker's Party is going through a difficult time.

"I sought the attention of he party's leadership to address the criminalization process taking place against the Worker's Party. The idea is to stimulate hate the same way the nazis did with the jews, and in other historical points in time, with the christians", he said.

The PT didn't specify the scandals being pitted against the government. The statements in Piauí were made on the same day that part of Fernando Soares'(investigated in Operation Car Wash) plea bargaining became public.

Soares said that the ex-president participated in meetings with lobbyist friend José Carlos Bumlai over Petrobras contracts. Soares has already accused Bumlai of having received US$516,709 in bribes, intended for Lula's daughter-in-law.

Lula repeated that he does not believe in the cancellation of Rousseff's term. "No one has the right to question the legitimacy of Dilma's mandate and no one has the right to sell the idea that the country is done", he said.

Translated by SUGHEY RAMIREZ

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Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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