(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 16 – The race for the elections of October 2 in Brazil officially opens. Despite the incumbent right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, and the former left-wing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, have been campaigning for months now, with today’s rival events, and in highly symbolic places, the competition enters the I live.
Bolsonaro, 67, is planning a demonstration in Juiz de Fora, the small town in the south-east where he was severely stabbed during his 2018 campaign.
Lula, 76, leading the polls, will go to a Volkswagen plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the industrial heart of the state of São Paulo, where he launched his political career as a union leader. (HANDLE).