Brazilian president Lula da Silva who steps down next January first could run for a third mandate in 2014, according to cabinet Secretary general Gilberto Carvalho.
“Lula is not planning to return, nor not returning…all is possible”, said Carvalho who has been working next to Lula da Silva since 2003, when his first four year period.
The presidential decision on a new bid “will much depend with what happens with the administration of president elect Dilma Rousseff”, who was hand picked by the Brazilian leader to succeed him.
“If the government is successful the chances for such a bid will be less”, said Carvalho.
After thirty years working politically next to Lula da Silva, secretary Carvalho said the president “does not have an automatic ambition to return” to the Planalto Palace (Government House) and his priority is to work with a foundation to promote relations with Latinamerican countries and help combat hunger and misery in Africa.
Lula da Silva will be leaving Brasilia for Sao Paulo, but Carvalho will be staying since he has been confirmed in his post by president elect Rousseff.