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Lula da Silva will not run for a second term if he wins Brazilian presidential elections

The former president of Brazil between 2003 and 2010 and favorite to win next Sunday's elections, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, assured today that he would not contest re-election in four years if he wins at the polls in five days.

"If I am elected, I will be a one-term president. Leaders are made by working in their commitment to the population," said da Silva in a radio interview, even though the Brazilian Constitution allows presidents to be reelected for a second four-year term.

The almost 77-year-old leader of the Workers' Party (PT . . .

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