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Montevideo, November 24th 2017 - 00:19 UTC

Brazilian electorate divided on Lula: half want him as president and the other half in jail

Friday, November 3rd 2017 - 07:08 UTC
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Half of Brazilians want former President Lula da Silva to win next year's election and return to the office he occupied between 2003 and 2010. The other half wants him in prison for a corruption conviction. Read full article

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  • :o))

    Maybe he can remain imprisoned and still govern the country as a President! The Brazilians are ALREADY accustomed to hearing about the Drug-Lords who remain in jail and control their empires. So why not Lula?

    In ANY case - just like the other political crooks who are already in jail; his sentence to remain behind bars will ALSO be for namesake only! So EVERYTHING is “normal” [a JOKE or a farce, exactly as the rest of the political actions]!

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    It does make a difference; however easy the sentence, he won't become president if his conviction is upheld, which is surely what his rivals care about.

    More interesting would be what happens if it isn't and he is elected. Then he would presumably face the same problem as Temer as the other trials came up, and congress would have to vote on whether to let him stand trial each time.

    They might not be so keen to support Lula as Temer, but that really depends on what Lula is willing to offer them, doesn't it?

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DT:

    The exchange of “favors” is common and helps the crooks [almost 2'000 of them] not only to be free [as NOT guilty] but also to keep their loot.

    Why else do you think that those imprisoned [due to their involvement in the corruption cases] prefer to remain behind the “Luxury Bars” with sealed lips rather than squeaking against their partners-in-crime and pleading guilty?

    In short, the crime; not only is always “Well Organized & Well Justified” but it also PAYS. Wait & Watch the Cunhas, Cabrals and the Lulas having the Last Laugh at the expense of the Ignorant, Disinterested, Brainwashed & Lethargic Population!

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Beyond MP's exercise of “half and half,” truth is, Lula leads in the polls.

    It shows Brazilians have clearly seen what's behind the hypocrisy of the accusations, tailored to bar Da Silva while leaving in place characters such as Temer.

    The Brazilian people are to be commended and here's a wish they may enjoy again having the best president in a country where social and economic inequality was rampant for much of its history.

    Lula is to be commended for his moderation and efforts to adapt his original views to seek effective ways to reduce poverty for Brazilians.

    Just a sample from Wiki:

    “The Lula Administration's economic policies also helped to significantly raise living standards, with the percentage of Brazilians belonging to the consumerist middle class rising from 37% to 50% of the population.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_In%C3%A1cio_Lula_da_Silva

    Nov 04th, 2017 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    Makes an interesting reading material: The Corruption runs in the families - FOR GENERATIONS:
    http://www.brasilwire.com/a-family-tree-of-brazilian-political-parties/

    Nov 05th, 2017 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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