Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts for September 27, 2014
We will release the new version of Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil. In this update we give you a look at the history, the most important facts and some interesting facts that happened in Brazil during Lula da Silva’s government.
Brazil Presidential Election: Lula da Silva’s “Runaway” Campaign
Brazil’s presidential election took place on October 15, 2014. It was the first time that the country elected an alternative president during a full term in office. Voters chose Lula da Silva, a former union leader, in the first round of voting.
Brazilian Labor Secretary Hery J. Carvalho was not a candidate for the office. Despite being Lula’s biggest opponent, he chose to stay out of the race. Carvalho, who won the highest score in the ballot of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA, Brazil’s equivalent of the Princeton Review), was also the only candidate that did not have a prior relationship with Lula. Instead, he was chosen by the right-wing media and organized labor associations.
The candidate that the most organized political groups, unions and other organizations supported for the position of president was Eduardo Azeredo de Andrade who was Lula’s most likely successor when Lula is no longer in office. De Andrade, an evangelical pastor, founded the Workers’ Party of Brazil (PT) in 2002.
The left-wing candidate in the election was Jair Bolsonaro, the former governor of São Paulo. His main opposition was the Social Democrat Party (PSD), which he created out of the Brazilian Workers’ Party in 2014. He campaigned with the slogan: “For Brazil, Against the Globalists.”
Jair Bolsonaro: Fast Facts
Jair Bolsonaro is the leader of the PSDB, the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (bfloat-sa), and was elected as the governor of São Paulo in 2011. The last time that a Social Democrat was elected as president was when it was the Social Democratic Party of Brazil (PSDB).
In 2003, Bolsonaro ran for governor of São Paulo and defeated the candidate of the Democratic Labour Party (PDT). He was then elected the governor of São Paulo in 2010. Bolsonaro won the election