Lula da Silva says he never wanted to be president of Brazil as much as he does now

Although his entourage considers his candidacy a fact, Lula has made it clear that he will accept the nomination only if asked to do so by leftist forces.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said Tuesday (17) that he never wanted to be president of Brazil much as he does now.

"I am not a candidate yet. But I am in line. I'm going to confess to you that I never had as much desire to be president as I have now at 75 years old," assured the socialist leader in a message on his social networks.

"I have no right to retire or to stand still or to carry hatred. And the PT (Workers' Party) has an obligation to . . .

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