In the aftermath of his defeat to far-right Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential elections, Fernando Haddad looks back to the days of the 1980s Workers Party.
Fernando Haddad is the former mayor of São Paulo and served as the education minister under the Brazilian Workers Party governments of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. He is a political scientist and wrote his PhD thesis on the political system of the Soviet Union.
Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara talks to Fernando Haddad, the Lula-backed, Workers Party candidate for president about the Brazilian elite’s contempt for democracy and whether his party can return to power.
Lula lost his appeal today. If it turns out he can’t run for president again — who will the PT turn to? Jacobin talks to Fernando Haddad, the Workers Party’s rumored Plan B.