Ex-mayor To Be Brazil Presidential Candidate If Lula Is Barred Source

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Ex-mayor To Be Brazil Presidential Candidate If Lula Is Barred Source

BRASILIA – Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Party’s presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote, a party source said on Friday.

If Lula is able to run, Communist Party hopeful Manuela D’Avila will abandon her own bid for top office and instead become his vice presidential running mate, according to the source, who is close to the negotiations and asked for anonymity.

Neither Haddad nor D’Avila could immediately be reached for comment.

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