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25 May 2018 | 12:56 AM UTC

Brazil: Pro-Lula rallies to be held nationwide May 27

Brazil News Alert

The Workers’ Party (PT) is planning to hold rallies at its municipal offices nationwide on May 27 in support of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) presidential bid

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/27/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil

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Event

The Workers’ Party (PT) is planning to hold rallies at their municipal offices throughout the country on Sunday, May 27. PT leaders called for supporters to attend the events in support of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections. The party also announced on Wednesday, May 23, that it will officially announce Lula as its candidate on June 9.

Context

Lula, currently serving a 12-year prison sentence on corruption charges, was president from 2003 to 2011. As the country's first working-class ruler, he was and remains a popular figure among much of the population. Despite his conviction, which would technically prohibit him from running in the upcoming October 7 presidential elections, he has been chosen by the PT as their presidential candidate. Lula and the PT have characterized his conviction as a political witch-hunt intended to keep him out of office.

Advice

Individuals in Brazil are advised to avoid all associated demonstrations due to the potential for violence and to keep abreast of developments and the sociopolitical climate.

 

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