Lula Already Talking on How He Will Rule Brazil as President in a Third Term

    Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

    During a ceremonial launch of the second phase of the Lula Institute Democracy Memorial, former Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva emphasized that speaking about “democracy at this moment is very important and necessary. It’s almost like the air that we breath.”

    The statement came Monday as Lula addressed the crowd about the need to discuss the terms of democracy during the current political climate.

    “For inasmuch as we remain silent and accept what’s being told to us on a daily basis, such measures start to gain traction,” he said.

    In the same breath he noted, “soon, we start to believe the world to be normal and soon enough we start to believe that somebody like Bolsonaro, the result of hate spewed by Globo Television Network, to be normal.”

    Lula was referring to Jair Bolsonaro, a congressman and 2019 presidential hopeful who, like U.S. President Donald Trump, has become renowned for his abrasiveness.

    Some of his more infamous statements include that the error committed by Brazil’s military dictatorship “was to torture and not kill,” adding that “Pinochet should have killed more people.”

    In contrast to his presidential opponent, Lula emphasized that democracy “demands commitment. Democracy entails that our capacity to listen is equivalent to our ability to speak.”

    Acknowledging that Brazil is far from building a just democracy, Lula promised that he wouldn’t return to serve as president to “do the same” but to “do more and better.” He stressed that one of the things that he could have done better in his previous administrations was in “relation to the media.”

    Also on Monday, Lula signed a petition titled, “Brazilian People’s Manifesto for the Annulment of the Impeachment – Dilma Return.” The document demands the revocation of the impeachment of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

    It reads, in part, that Rousseff, having been democratically elected by 54 million voters, should be reinstated as president to complete her term.

    “We speak on behalf of those who chose her to govern Brazil and also on behalf of those who didn’t elect her but who perceive the impeachment as a coup against democracy.

    teleSUR

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