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Lula da Silva Resigns from Brazil's PT, Forcing Party to Hold New Elections

ISSN:1060-4189
LADB Article ID: 55965
Category/Department: Brazil
Date: 1995-08-25
By: LADB Staff

After 15 years of charismatic leadership, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva resigned as head of the leftist Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) on Aug. 21. Lula, who was defeated in the October 1994 presidential elections by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, announced his resignation at the PT's tenth national convention in Guarapari, in the state of Espirito Santo. Lula said he would not participate either in upcoming municipal elections or the next presidential elections.

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