'We cannot let despair lead Brazil to a fascist adventure'

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks to party members and supporters in front of the union

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks to party members and supporters in front of the union in São Bernardo before turning himself in to serve his sentence in Curitiba

  |   Marcelo Justo/UOL

In a letter, Lula da Silva does not make self-criticisms, but calls for the unity of the Democrats around Haddad

Four days after the second round, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has issued a letter calling for the union of democrats around the candidacy of his political godson, Fernando Haddad (PT), and says that "despair" must not lead Brazil to a "fascist adventure."

Arrested for almost seven months in Curitiba, the former president does not name Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) as the focus of this threat, but he appeals to the political actors of the "democratic field" and states that if there are differences between them, they must be dealt with "through debate" in order to defeat the PT opponent.

Read more in Folha de S. Paulo

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