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Workers Party Expected to Launch Lula as Candidate in April
01/18/2017 - 12h44
PT's (Workers Party) National President, Rui Falcão, said on Tuesday (the 17th) that the party is expected to elect former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) as candidate for President at the party congress in April.
Falcão went so far as to declare that it wasn't even necessary to make a formal launch of the PT leader's name and referred to him as the party's "permanent candidate".
"Lula doesn't need to be launched by anybody. He is our permanent candidate for President of the Republic."
According to Falcão, Lula has already been launched by social movements, however, assuming the candidacy formally won't damage the image of the former president, who is a defendant in five penal actions, three of them related to the Lava Jato (Car Wash) Investigation.
Translated by LLOYD HARDER