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.
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.
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.