The former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on tour in Europe, claimed that his country may be back on the international scene as of next year’s elections, after announcing your intention to be a candidate for the Presidency in the October 2022 elections, a decision that will be required in the next four months.
With the premise set in making it clear that the current government of Brazil, led by Jair bolsonaro, does not represent the soul of the Brazilian people, Lula (2003-2010) explained in an interview published this Sunday by the Spanish newspaper El País, the reasons that motivate him not to leave the political arena and to fight for a Brazil and for a world ” more humane in which everyone has the elemental “.
After an active tour of Europe, which took him to Germany, Belgium, France and Spain, Lula said in the interview that “Today Brazil is bankrupt”.
The referent of the Workers’ Party (PT) recalled that at the end of his presidency in 2010, Brazil was positioned on the international scene, “in a situation of economic growth and respectability.”
However, in the country “there are 19 million people in Brazil who are hungry,” he lamented.
“Today it is bankrupt. We have more unemployment and inflation. And the hunger that had ended in Brazil in 2014 returned with great force. Brazil was an international player. And everything was dismantled,” he added.
“I cannot admit that the world produces more food than humanity can eat and that we have 800 million hungry people in the world. Brazil, which is the third largest food producer in the world, people are starving, “he said.
“That makes me want to fight, it makes me young. I seem to be 76 years old, but I have the energy of my 30s. The world can’t go on like this. That’s why I want to do politics.”
Lula he has not yet defined his candidacyBut last Saturday he said that he intends to run but that he will define it between next February and March, since – according to the ex-president – his desire to be a candidate “does not depend on personal will.”
“I have to build a program for Brazil with other people and with other parties. I have to make an alliance, because the important thing is not only to win the elections, it is to be able to govern,” he explained.
“All the surveys show that my government is considered the best that there was in Brazil: it has been the best moment of social inclusion, of universities, of increases in employment and salary; the poor and the most humble also won citizenship. the presidency, I cannot do less than I did … I cannot fail. return to recover the international prestige of Brazil and that the people can eat three times a day“, he pointed.
To achieve this, he indicated that the Zero Hunger program would have to be perfected, which lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty and that, together with a set of public policies “in 2018, Brazil became the sixth largest economy in the world,” he said.
“Today is the thirteenth. The engineering company, the water and gas companies, the shipbuilding industry were destroyed. We stopped being a dream for foreign investors and we started to be a nightmare.”
“My obligation is to try to solve the problems of the Brazilian people,” he said.
With the foundations founded on a childhood of poverty and a maturity in union activity, Lula said: “The only reason I can be a candidate is because I am aware that I can help the poor people of Brazil. I can help them work, eat and go to college. We already did. “