Guilherme Boulos, just 35, has a slim possibility in the October election, however hes currently viewed as a possible follower by Lula himself
It seems like the longest of long shots.
Guilherme Boulos has actually never ever meant political workplace of any kind, however he is in some way now going for the really leading task.
“Clearly, it’s a David v Goliath fight,” the 35-year-old social activist admits of his not likely mission to end up being Brazil’s youngest ever president. “But it’s something that we should deal with.”
Polls leave no doubt that Boulos– who is running together with native activist Snia Guajajara for the leftist Socialism and Liberty celebration– has a wafer-thin opportunity of attaining his objective when Latin America’s most significant democracy votes on 7 October.
In the longer term, nevertheless, the So Paulo-born political leader’s potential customers look far brighter. As Brazil’s crisis-stricken left concerns terms with the sidelining of its torchbearer , previous president Luiz Incio Lula da Silva , Boulos is being promoted as a prospective follower– not least by Lula himself.
In his last public speech prior to being imprisoned last month, Lula clutched Boulos’s hand and prompted fans to remember of this “companheiro of the greatest quality”. Relying on Boulos beside him on phase, Lula included: “You’ve got an intense future, sibling, simply do not ever quit.”