Brazil’s popular leader is hinting he may run for the Presidency again — less than two weeks before his chosen successor take office.
Asked during a Rede TV interview on Monday if he would be a future candidate, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he “can’t say no.”
It’s not the first time Mr. Silva has hinted he may try a comeback in the future.
In June of last year, Mr. Silva said he would run if his party’s candidate, now President-elect Dilma Rousseff, lost the election. She easily won a second-round vote in October and takes office January 1.
Mr. Silva is ending his second four-year term. He is legally barred from seeking a consecutive third term.
Mr. Silva is going out as Brazil’s most popular leader, boasting 87 per cent approval ratings in one poll.