Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced on Friday (March 24) he will not run for the presidency of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). His decision is already dividing the stronger party’s group Construindo um Novo Brasil (Building a New Brazil), which immediately split in three: one, supporting the former Health Minister Alexandre Padilha; the second supporting the party treasurer, Marcio Macedo, and the third considering ghe name of senator from the state of Paraná, Gleisi Hoffmann. Ms. Hoffman said she is not a candidate, and suggested a fourth name: Lindbergh Farias, a senator from Rio de Janeiro, Lindbergh Farias.
This is not the first time Gleisi Hoffmann is considered to succeed Rui Falcão in the PT presidency. But she is reticent on accepting the position, being one of the alleged motives for the refusal the factis that she is defendant in an corruption lawsuit (Lava Jato) alongside her husband, former minister Paulo Bernardo.