During coffee with journalists, PT member said he was planning an international strategy with “democratic presidents” to stop the growth of extremist groups

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) criticized this Tuesday (April 23, 2024) the “extreme right” global. The Brazilian Chief Executive said he was talking to “democratic presidents”such as the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to define a “strategy” international campaign to contain the advance of leaders it considers extremists, without citing them directly.

“I spoke to [primeiro-ministro da Espanha] Pedro Sanchez, I spoke to [presidente da França, Emmanuel] Macron, I’m trying to see if we can hold a meeting with the democratic presidents on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meeting so that we can define an international strategy to confront the growth of the extreme right.”declared Lula during breakfast with journalists at Palácio do Planalto.

According to Lula, the “problem” of the far right is considered new in politics. He also highlighted that he is considered “persona non grata” by right-wing groups around the world. In February, he received this status of the Israeli government after comparing the country’s military incursion into the Gaza Strip to the Nazi regime’s practices against the Jews.

For the PT member, Mexico is the only country that is “more or less calm” with what he considers threats to democracy. The country is presided over by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, from the left-wing Morena party (National Regeneration Movement). The tendency is that Obrador will be able to elect his succession candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, for a 6-year term in the June 2 elections.

“In the European Union, the extreme right is also growing, the only country that is more or less calm is Mexico”said the president.

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Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/governo/lula-critica-extrema-direita-mundial-e-diz-que-so-mexico-esta-tranquilo/

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