The election of October 1998
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- Center-Left electoral alliance
- Clarin, 18 January 1998. Brazil&s two main opposition
parties-the leftist Workers Party (PT) and the populist
Democratic Labor Party (PDT)-sealed an electoral alliance
for presidential elections this October. PT&s Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva and PDT leader Leonel Brizola will run
as presidential and vice presidential candidates
- Cardoso drops
- El Nuevo Herald (Miami), 7 June 1998. Three
voter preference polls released in Brazil on June 6 show a
continuing slide by current president Fernando Henrique
Cardoso, and a corresponding increase by challenger Luiz
Inacio Lula Da Silva of the Workers Party (PT) (brief).
- Back on the stump, Brazil's Lula says
he's a winner
- By Adrian Dickson, Reuters, 24 July 1998. Brazil's
maverick opposition leader and three-time presidential
candidate Luis Inacio Lula da Silva says he has never been
more confident of a victory at the polls.
- Women, Indigenous and Landless Join Election
- By Mario Osava, IPS, 19 August 1998. Indigenous people and
landless rural workers in Brazil are keen on expanding their
representation in parliament in the October 4 national and
state elections, along with women, who enjoy a 25 percent
quota of all candidacies.