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Former Minister Ciro Gomes asked for electoral support for Lula

Former Minister Ciro Gomes asked for electoral support for Lula

Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Latin American left asked former Minister Ciro Gomes to renounce his candidacy for power in Brazil in order to support former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the polls.

The official letter was signed by dozen progressive leaders including the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner Argentinean Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba.

‘There is still time to correct your mistake, Mr. Ciro. Address now your followers and tell them that the immediate struggle against fascism leaves them no other option but to support Lula´s presidential candidacy.’

Plus, the letter read his (Ciro) vote is ‘pivotal to defeat in the first ballot the captain (thus, with small letters) and his armed squads; also pivotal to prevent perpetuation in power of a man who exalted the figure of the scoundrel who tortured Dilma Rousseff’.

Published on the official website of Argentine political scientist Atilio Boron, the signatories assured Gomes he should not enter history as that of a man who, having fought for the good causes of his people and reached all-important results, makes a mistake and opens the doors to a process that sows death and destruction in his country.


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