STATEMENT: With Lula set to win Brazil’s election, there are fears Bolsonaro may seek to cling onto power

By the Brazil Solidarity Initiative

On Sunday 2 October, over 150 million Brazilian voters will elect the next president of one of the world’s largest democracies. The choice is between the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and progressive candidate Lula da Silva. 

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“Political violence and coups have no place in this election” – MPs speak up for Brazilian democracy

By Julia Felmanas, PT Londres

On 6th September, Richard Burgon MP raised in Parliament the fears that Bolsonaro and his supporters are threatening democracy and the Brazilian election; and the fact that political violence is already taking place. He was joined by Fabian Hamilton who asked about whether the British Government has been putting pressure on Bolsonaro`s government to ensure elections will be free and fair. He also raised the very situation of deforestation in the Amazon.

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Lula and the Return of Hope to Brazil – Richard Burgon MP

By Richard Burgon MP

A look at the what’s at stake in the Brazilian elections, how we got here, and the importance of Lula’s campaign against Bolsonaro and the far-right – ahead of the “Lula and the Return of Hope to Brazil” solidarity event on Thursday, June 23rd.

Brazil’s upcoming election is not just crucial for Latin America’s largest and most populous country, but one with significant ramifications around the globe.

Far-right President Bolsonaro is trailing in the polls to former Brazilian Workers Party (PT) President Lula, with elections due to take place in October.

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Labour Movement shows solidarity with Brazil’s Lula at international campaign launch

By Patrick Foley, Brazil Solidarity Initiative

In cities in Brazil and across the globe, campaign launch events were held to celebrate former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, the candidate set to beat far-right president Bolsonaro in the October elections.

In London, PT Londres (the Brazilian Workers’ Party in London) hosted Brazilian campaigners, solidarity activists and representatives from across the Labour movement in a joyous show of support for Lula’s candidacy. The meeting heard contributions from Jeremy Corbyn, Christine Blower, Andy McDonald MP, Jess Barnard, academics, trade union leaders and PT activists mobilising ahead of the elections.

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