Brazil’s worker’s party names jailed Lula as presidential candidate

Brazil's worker's party names jailed Lula as presidential candidate
 Worker’s party leader Gleisi Hoffmann (with microphone) at the party’s São Paulo convention, where delegates brandished Lula masks. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

The previous president is currently serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, which he says is politically stimulated

The people’ celebration in Brazil named jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as its nominee for the u . S . A .’s top process.

Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed Lula, who served terms as Brazil’s president between 2003 and 2010, with enthusiastic approval at a conference in São Paulo on Saturday.

Seeing that April, the previous president has been jailed on a corruption conviction, but he denies any wrongdoing and claims he’s being politically persecuted.

Despite the fact that his popularity has dropped barely, Lula leads polls for the office by using a large margin. Surveys also advocate electorate would lend their support to another employees’ celebration candidate if he’s barred from jogging.

It’s miles unclear who would update him if this is the case, and the birthday party isn’t anticipated to call Lula’s running mate till Monday.

In a recorded message to the conference, Lula stated: “it’s miles those that sentenced me which might be jailed in a lie”.

“Brazil desires to repair its democracy, locate itself and be glad again,” he stated. “they may lock me up, close me up, however i’m able to maintain my religion within the Brazilian people.”

The workers’ birthday celebration chair, Gleisi Hoffmann, who is trying to trap other left-leaning events to the ticket, addressed supporters at the convention.

“They attempted to exclude Lula from the political discussion,” she said. “there’s no political dialogue in Brazil without Lula and the employees’ birthday party.”

The right-leaning candidate Geraldo Alckmin of the Brazilian Social Democracy birthday party and the centrist Marina Silva of the Sustainability community party have been also nominated via their events on Saturday.