If former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) leaves prison soon, he plans to tour Brazil and take on the role of "uniting the country."
Lula is expected to be released if two court cases fall in his favor. The Federal Supreme Court begins its ruling on the constitutionality of the arrest of convicts in the second instance. Additionally, the Second Court prepares to resume discussion of the alleged suspicion of former judge Sergio Moro, which may lead to the annulment of the condemnation of the petista in the case of the Guarujá triplex.
In talks at the headquarters of the Federal Police Superintendence in Curitiba, Lula says that it is necessary to work for national unity and put an end to the climate of belligerence that has intensified in the country since the 2018 election.
"Lula in freedom is an important political agent and will obviously play a relevant role not only for the PT but also for Brazil," said the PT party president, Deputy Gleisi Hoffmann (PR). "The Brazilian people have confidence in Lula, especially poor people."
If he can undertake the caravan tour, Lula intends to disseminate the idea that he and the PT have a project capable of "saving" Brazil. A proposal called "Emergency Employment and Income Plan" promises to generate 7 million jobs—short and medium term.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon