Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a favorite to win October’s election, spoke to Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez by phone to express his solidarity after the attack in Buenos Aires. Also former President (2007-2015).
Lula, a former ally of the former Argentine president, showed solidarity with the Argentine vice president this Thursday through a statement published on his social networks, asking for exemplary permission to invade after a man tried to shoot him.
“All my solidarity with my comrade Cristina Fernandez, victim of a fascist criminal who does not know how to respect differences and diversity,” the Brazilian left-wing leader said in a message on his social media.
“Cristina is a woman who deserves the respect of any democrat in the world. Thank God she escaped unscathed,” said the former union leader, who is leading all voter intention polls for the presidential election in Brazil, at 44%, above. Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, who leads Brazil’s far-right, is seeking re-election.
With information from EFE.
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