"I'm back," says Lula to supporters


The day after his release from prison, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said Lula, on Saturday, November 9, attacked the current head of state Jair Bolsonaro, whom he accused of impoverishing employees of the country, and called to unify the left to win the elections of 2022.

In a 45-minute speech, the former leader of the Workers' Party (PT) also criticized his numerous political enemies, including Bolsonaro, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes and Justice Minister Sergio Moro – a former judge who had pronounced for the condemnation of Lula.

"I want to tell them: I'm backHe said in front of hundreds of supporters dressed in red, the color of the PT, in front of the headquarters of the metalworkers' union where Lula made his political debut.

President of the country from 2003 to 2010, Lula had been serving a prison sentence for corruption since April 2018, for accepting bribes in exchange for the awarding of government contracts.

Beat the far right

His release was ordered Friday, November 8 by the court, after a judgment of the Supreme Court of Brazil that ended the mandatory imprisonment of convicts before the exhaustion of all their remedies. The decision of the eleven judges of the Supreme Court, approved by six votes against five, buried the case law set up three years ago and which contributed to the success of the anti-corruption investigation "Express wash»(«Lava Jato").

Speaking to reporters in Brasilia, Jair Bolsonaro called for "not make room for a compromise with a convict". "Do not give ammunition to the scoundrel, who is momentarily free but full of guilt", Said earlier on Twitter the far-right president, without mentioning the name of Lula.

Lula, who is ineligible until 2025, said in front of his supporters that "if we work hard, the so-called left of which Bolsonaro is so afraid will beat the far right in 2022".

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