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    Default Aftermath of the 'Soft Coup' against the Workers party/PT

    Chaos in Brasil over rising gasoline prices resulted in a massive truckers strike. In the run-up to highly controversial elections (the leading candidate the leftist Lula is in jail), a far right element of the truckers are calling for a military coup (but some of them actually support Lula). The current president Temer is highly unpopular (single digit poll ratings) and comes from the PMDT (the PTs former main ally and a party which sounds like FF under CJH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil...ratic_Movement )
    Brasil suffered 21 years of Military dictatorship from 1964-85 https://therealnews.com/stories/braz...gerous-outcome

    Meanwhile talk of a realignment on the Left , though it seems to me the whole of Lula's Workers Party (PT) should be involved (if some still have heads in sand) and the similar sounding soft left DLP/PDT (Brasil has dozens of parties in the parliament). The otherwise rather good Jacobin has been wonky on Brasil in the past , too concerned with the 2 major cities and the extreme left PSOL and not taking in the vastness of the country and other leftish PT allies like the Democratic Labour Party (DLP/PDT)
    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/l...tst-occupation

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    via Real News https://therealnews.com/stories/the-...f-brazils-lula

    Pro Lula site in English http://www.brasilwire.com/cutvox-pol...n-first-round/

    Again the worrying thing is how much is reliant on one man . Prison has apparently made a martyr of Lula .
    Personally I hope he is allowed to run and wins

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