Release from the PCP Press Office

Greetings to the Brazilian people in their struggle in defence democracy

The Portuguese Communist Party expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Brazilian democratic and progressive forces and the Brazilian people in defence of democracy and for Lula da Silva's right to stand for the next presidential election in Brazil.

As has been denounced, the lawsuit filed against Lula da Silva is a political process that aims to prevent his candidacy in the presidential elections that will be held this year in Brazil and represents a new step in the continuation of the institutional coup that removed from office President Dilma Rousseff.

Present in the initiatives that take place from January 22 to 24 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the PCP reaffirms its solidarity with the communists and other democratic and progressive forces from Brazil, the workers and its people, in their fight against the coup promoted by reactionary forces and imperialism and their project of attacking democracy and the political, social, economic and cultural rights of the Brazilian people.