Lula accuses Bolsonaro of ‘only doing fake news’ and warns of foul play

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Sao Paulo, (EFE).- Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, favorite for the October 2 elections in Brazil, said this Saturday that Jair Bolsonaro “only knows how to make fake news” and warned against possible dirty game of the president’s campaign in the final stretch of the campaign.

During a rally in the city of Sao Paulo, Lula also accused the far-right leader of giving facilities to “drug traffickers and thieves” to acquire more weapons because of the easing policies that the leader encouraged since he took power in 2019.

“Our adversary, who does not preside over this country because he does not govern, only knows how to ride a motorcycle, ride a jet ski and make ‘fake news’ (false news)”, said the former head of the State (2003 -2010) during the act, which was attended by allies of the progressive front with whom he stood for election.

Precisely, Bolsonaro, retired army captain, returned today to lead a march of bikers in the city of Campinas, in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo, an initiative that he has been repeating for years. months and has intensified throughout this campaign.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes part in a rally in Sao Paulo (Brazil). EFE/Fernando Bizerra

Lula warns of the low level of the campaign

Similarly, Lula, who is between 10 and 15 points ahead of Bolsonaro, according to the polls, says he sees his rival “very nervous” and warns his supporters that “the level of the campaign will drop” in the last week before the elections. elections.

In this context, he asked “not to fall into the trap of the lies” circulating on social networks and to go and vote en masse the next day 2 to “recover” Brazil and “make the most extraordinary peaceful revolution” of the story.

“We are going to make a revolution without having to buy a weapon, without shooting. Our revolution will be to buy books, improve schools and facilitate children’s access to quality food,” he said.

“I want to be president again to take care of the Brazilian people,” he added, later promising that if he wins the elections, “the minimum wage will increase again every year.”

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes part in a rally in Sao Paulo (Brazil). EFE/Fernando Bizerra

Lula is planning another rally in the capital of São Paulo this Saturday and, in principle, he will not attend the second televised debate between the presidential candidates tonight, which Bolsonaro is due to take part in.

All the polls published to date attribute Lula between 40 and 45% of the voting intentions, against the 30% that Bolsonaro would obtain, and some polls even predict the victory of the candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT) in the first place. round.

Web editor: Sebastián Bayona

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