Haddad Likely to Make Runoff Elections in Brazil, as Lula’s ‘Substitute’

Replacing Lula has not been easy for Fernando Haddad, whose name less than a month ago, was unknown in one of Lula’s largest stronghold: the Northeast.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seen by some as merely a substitute for former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, this year’s PT (Workers Party) presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, has been able to garner enough support to most likely run against first-placed Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of elections.

"I feel the pain of many Brazilians who are receiving the news today that they will not be able to vote for the person they would like to see in the Presidency," said Haddad in his first speech when accepting the candidacy.

"You . . .

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