The plan was presented in front of the Federal Police Headquarters in Curitiba where Lula has been imprisoned since April 7.
Brazil’s Workers’ Party has confirmed former President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva is still the party’s presidential candidate for October’s general elections and has released a series of documents with details about his governmental plan if elected.
The plan is divided into seven key points and list issues to be solved through consultations with the population. The issues include:
- The international system, sovereignty, and national defense.
- Integration and national cohesiveness, as well as providing public services.
- Justice and the rule of law in the country.
- Improving the quality of life of citizens.
- How to increase the availability of consumable goods.
- The reduction of inequality and assurance of social inclusion throughout Brazil.
- Economic and sustainable development, how to use natural and industrial resources, guaranteeing wealth for all.
The plan was presented at the Federal Police Headquarters in Curitiba where Lula has been imprisoned since April 7.
Marcio Pochmann, an economist, and president of the Perseu Abramo Foundation said: “It’s fundamental that this government plan impedes the dismantling of the nation and sale of national assets. He emphasized that the government program has been constructed over the past 18 months, amid high levels of unemployment and a sharp increase in poverty. “We are organizing this great program so that it is implemented democratically starting in January 2019.
Despite his conviction and imprisonment on corruption, events that many legal experts and observers attribute to lawfare and a salacious mainstream media campaign, Lula has topped every 2018 electoral poll conducted by Vox Populi, Ibope, Datafolha, Data Poder 360, Instituto Parana, the National Confederation of Transportation/MDA and Ipsos.
Lula’s two terms in office were marked by a slew of social programs, lifting millions of Brazilians out of poverty and removing the country from the United Nations World Hunger Map. He left office with a record approval rating of 83 percent in 2011, according to Datafolha./teleSUR