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Montevideo, February 15th 2019 - 21:51 UTC
Brazil's Workers' Party announced on Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if, as expected, jailed ex-president Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October election. Read full article
As a one term mayor of Sao Paulo, who lost his bid for reelection, Haddad's record was rather lackluster. This IBOPE poll notes his disapproval rating in January 2016 was 56% sixteen points higher than it was just one year before. Not somone other PT candidates can coattail on here is link https://www.valor.com.br/politica/4400068/rejeicao-gestao-haddad-passa-de-40-para-56-entre-paulistanos
Lula's 'lamp post', Haddad, has not inspired anyone.....his position in the recent polls (less than 2%) is better only than that of his VP, Manuela D'Avila, while she was still presidential candiadte for the Communist party, PCdoB (1%).....
The newspaper 'O Globo' claims that Fernando Haddad and Manuela D’Ávila cause concern within the PT due to their profiles, considered not particularly popular......
there are fears that Haddad, with his academic posture, and tucano” face (name given to PSDB politicians) - as described by Lula - and Manuela with her feminist discourse, will face difficulties in communicating with the poor voter, who has been the hardest hit by the crisis, and whom the PT hopes to influence....both 'lefties' are from upper middle-class families from the South and South East, not from the N & NE where the PT's popularity is still relativey high.
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