Workers’ Party Confirms Benedita’s Mayoral Candidacy in Rio: “We Will Follow Lula’s Primer”

In her address, Benedita quoted Lula on two occasions. In the first, she spoke about the vigor of the ex-president to then strengthen her own candidacy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Workers' Party (PT) confirmed yesterday morning the pre-candidacy of Federal Deputy Benedita da Silva to become Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. The party associated her image with ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva when it announced the candidacy, in an alliance with the PCdoB (Communist Party).

Lula recorded a message of support, reproduced during the broadcast. An evangelical, Benedita also addressed the religious cohort. The party stressed the importance of increasing its representation in City Hall.

In his speech, Lula spoke about a way to govern in favor of the people and . . .

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