The Party of the European Left on the Brazilian elections to be held on October 7th.

The Party of the European Left on the Brazilian elections to be held on October 7th.

After 186 days of the imprisonment of Lula da Silva, Brazil celebrates general elections for President, Vice-president and National Congress that are crucial not only for the country itself but also for the region and the whole world. In a time of the advance of the neoliberal offensive in the Latin American continent (which includes the figure of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro) and in the world, the leftist, progressive and popular forces of Brazil are recovering from the attack that the judicialization of politics has implied, through the impeachment of the legitimate President Dilma Roussef and the most recent imprisonment of Lula da Silva, presidential candidate, and the overall favorite in all the electoral polls. The Party of the European Left is convinced that a victory of the candidates of the left in Brazil -together with the recent victory of Lopez Obrador in Mexico- will contribute to the stabilization of Latin America, nowadays highly threatened by brutal neo-liberal policies and the growing militarization of the region. Also, the victory of the left could promote multilateralism and give a decisive impulse to regional integration and structures of cooperation. The Party of the European Left reiterates its support for the left candidates: Fernando Haddad (Workers' Party) for the presidency, and Manuela D'Ávila (Communist Party of Brazil) for the vice-presidency. The European Left continues to demand the freedom of Lula da Silva.