RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, January 17th, in front of the national directorate of the Worker's Party (PT), former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reiterated that the party should have its own candidates in as many important cities as possible in this year's municipal elections.

However, in reserved conversations with party leaders, Lula has said he is pleased if the PT heads the tickets in ten capitals.

Rio de Janeiro, where the party is negotiating with Marcelo Freixo (PSOL), and Porto Alegre, with Manuela d'Ávila (PCdoB) as the left-wing's principal names, are . . .

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