Brazil: Workers’ Party Presents Lula’s 5-Point Govt Program


Human Wrongs Watch

The PT said it will formalize Saturday at its National Convention the presidential candidacy of former leftist president Lula. 

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | Photo: Twitter / @ptbrasil

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4 August 2018 (teleSUR)* — Brazil’s Workers’Party (PT) presented former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s five-point government program for re-election as the party also said it will formalize Saturday [4 August 2018] at its National Convention, in the city of Sao Paulo the presidential candidacy of the former leftist president, who has been unjustly imprisoned since April 7.

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Divided into five major sections, the document addresses crucial themes in order for the South American giant to recover from the impeachment of Lula’s successor, Dilma Rousseff, followed by the senate-imposed administration of Michel Temer.

The first point involves the reestablishment of “national and popular sovereignty in the democratic re-establishment of Brazil.”

It includes the resumption of a foreign policy focused on regional integration and multilateral dialogue. It also involves media diversity, as well as the harmonious interaction between public authorities engaged in ample debate from civil society.

The second point deals with the “promotion of a new historic period of affirmation and (securing) of rights.” This element involves the interdependency between democracy and human rights, as well as combating the criminalization of social movements.

The third point addresses a “new federal pact promoting social rights,” which includes, first and foremost, the poorest of society receiving top priority from federal, state and municipal administrations. It strategically places educational and healthcare needs, as well as the need to reduce poverty as a centerpiece of Lula’s 2019 – 2022 presidential term.

The fourth point aims to “promote a new development model.” This involves public investments in low-cost housing development, urbanization, transportation and efficient management of waste material. It also prioritizes the fact that economic development results in minimal impact to the environment.

The fifth and final point deals directly with the “ecological transition for a new, 21st century society.” This includes valuing small-scale family farming, the democratization of land access, agrarian reform, the reduction of agro-toxins, the production of health foods, as well as the defending human rights in rural areas.

Combined, the five-point program seeks to rescue the national achievements made by Lula and Dilma, both members of the Workers’ Party, and present a new, more robust agenda for the people of Brazil.

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