Lula Calls for 'Broad Front' to Combat Coup in Brazil

Sunday, 15 May, 2016 - 10:45

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent speaking with leaders from Brazil's social movement and trade union organizations in an effort to create a new “broad front” to resist the parliamentary coup that saw democratically-elected President Dilma Rouseff ousted from power.

Two political fronts already exist in the country, People Without Fear and Popular Brazil, but while they occasionally hold events together, the two fronts do not organize together due to political differences.

However, the post-coup political climate may lead them to set those differences aside.

Lula also spoke with leaders from Brazil's two major trade union confederations, the CUT and CTB.

According to Gilberto Carvalho, a leading figure in the Workers' Party who once served as Rousseff's chief of staff, Lula will travel throughout the country over the coming weeks to speak out against the coup that saw the country's Senate install Michel Temer as president.