Brasilia-. Brazil’s former president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, has today insisted on the need for a new social charter for the country that guarantees its people basic rights such as education and work.
Regarding the dialogue with the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, Lula opened a thread on his Twitter profile in which he blamed right-wing governments for setbacks in economic and social matters, hence the need for the aforementioned agreement.
The presidential candidate of the Workers’ Party wrote: “The reconstruction of Brazil must start with the basics: ensuring that all people do not go hungry, have the right to study and work in peace.”
He also claimed in the publication the results of managing this political formation under his mandate and those of his successor, Dilma Rousseff.
He explained that in the Labor Party governments, Brazil has been a global example of fighting poverty and inequality, and at the same time has become the sixth largest economy in the world.
He pointed out that we have succeeded in eradicating hunger, creating job opportunities, distributing income, creating educational opportunities, and raising the quality of life of the population as a whole.
Today, he lamented, “The country again has 20 million hungry people, unemployment is massive, and expectations are that our GDP will continue to stagnate. They promised a ‘bridge to the future’ that was actually a leap into the cliff.”
Lula, the top candidate to win the country’s presidency in the elections called for next October, according to recent opinion polls, confirmed that the well-being of his citizens is his main motivation as a politician.
“Make Brazil belong to all Brazilians again, so that no one in our country will suffer from hunger. I have always worked and will continue to work for this, whether I am a candidate or not,” confirmed the leader of the Workers’ Party.
The South American giant is going through one of the most difficult stages in its modern history with the combination of President Jair Bolsonaro’s ill-advised policies and the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the current government period, the South American country recorded the largest GDP contraction in its history, as did inflation and unemployment, according to official data.
The problems have been compounded by the health situation, which is one of the worst on the planet in terms of the number of positive cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, and deaths from complications associated with the disease.
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