Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday called for the “extreme right” to be defeated in the second round of presidential elections in France on Sunday, in favor of outgoing President Emanuel Macron. “democratic and humanistic values”.
“It is fundamental to defeat the far right and its message, the message of hatred and prejudice. This is what the Democrats (…) all over the world want, this is what they hope for “, the figure of the Brazilian left emphasizes through Twitter.
In the first round, the former president of Brazil (2003-2010) supported the candidate of the Rebellious France (radical left), Jacques-Luc Melanson.
However, Lula is now in favor of the outgoing French president, who “embodies in the best way the democratic and humanitarian values”. He will face far-right candidate Marin Lepen on Sunday.
In a post written in French, he considers that “the future of democracy in Europe and in the world is at stake”.
The impact of the outcome of the French presidential election will be felt “beyond its borders”, insists the one who wants the polls to prevail in the October presidential elections in Brazil, in which he will face the outgoing far-right president Zaich Bolsonaro.
Earlier yesterday, the prime ministers of Germany, Spain and Portugal also called on the French to vote for the “democratic candidate” in the presidential election, citing Mr Macron.
According to the latest polls, the outgoing head of state will secure his re-election with 54 to 56.5% of the vote.
Source: Zougla.gr by www.zougla.gr.
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