China News Agency, Sao Paulo, May 7 (Reporter Mo Chengxiong) On the morning of May 7, local time, at a political rally held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ( Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) officially announced his participation in the Brazilian presidential election to be held in October this year.

  On the same day, Lula officially announced at a political rally attended by more than 4,000 people that he would represent the Labor Party in the 2022 Brazilian presidential election, and announced that the Labor Party would unite 7 parties to officially launch the composition of the 2022 presidential election.

Geraldo Alckmin, the former governor of Sao Paulo state, who belongs to Brazil's Socialist Party, will run alongside Lula.

The rally's slogan is "Together for Brazil".

  Lula thanked his supporters at the event, and expressed his will to rebuild Brazil's social order and continue to strive for the well-being of the Brazilian people.

Alkemin, who was diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia a day earlier, said in an online video speech that he firmly supports and defends Lula, and the two will put aside past disputes and work together to "rebuild a democratic Brazil".

  This is the sixth time for the 76-year-old Lula to participate in the presidential election. He was successfully elected twice in 2002 and 2006. He is the first worker-turned-president in Brazil's history.

In 2014, the Brazilian judiciary launched a large-scale anti-corruption investigation called "Car Wash Action", which involved several senior members of the Labor Party.

In 2017, a first instance court found Lula guilty of corruption and money laundering by illegally accepting an apartment.

In January 2018, the first-instance conviction was upheld in the second trial, and Lula was imprisoned in April of the same year, unable to participate in the 2018 presidential election.

In March 2021, a judge of the Supreme Court of Brazil ruled that the previous judgment against Lula in the "Car Wash Operation" was invalid, and Lula regained political rights.

  Alkmin, 69, has twice served as governor of Brazil's economic powerhouse, Sao Paulo state.

He ran in Brazil's presidential election twice, in 2006 and 2018.

In the 2006 election, Alkmin and Lula jointly entered the second round of voting as opponents, and Lula won in the end.

In preparation for the election, Alkmin left the Brazilian Social Democratic Party and joined the Brazilian Socialist Party in March this year.

  The latest poll released by the Brazilian Institute for Social, Political and Economic Studies (IPESPE) on May 6 showed Lula and current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with 44 percent and 31 percent respectively. %.

  The first round of voting in the 2022 Brazilian presidential election will be held on October 2. If no candidate wins more than half of the votes in the first round of the presidential election, the two presidential candidates with the most votes will be held in the second round of voting on October 30. The winner is decided in the middle.

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