In his first interview after his convictions were overturned, now allowing him to become candidate for President, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) said that a left-wing front is possible to defeat Jair Bolsonaro (no party) in 2022. He added that this will take time and will have to be built in the coming months.
Lula spoke about the theme when he praised his vice from 2003 to 2010, the businessman José Alencar. The PT also said that it is too early to think about the PT's own candidacy or that of the other left-wing parties. "It will be well ahead that we will discuss."
The former president recalled that the PT has been polarizing in elections since 1989, citing elections that followed, and that this will likely happen again in 2022 between left and right - citing President Bolsonaro.
Still in the interview, he again attacked the Car Wash Operation and ex-judge Sergio Moro, who is responsible for his convictions that left him in prison for 580 days between April 2018 and November 2019.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon