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Brazil's 2018 Presidential Hopefuls Start Their Engines

  • Sao Paulo mayor latest to hint at potential presidential bid
  • Former President Lula also signalled his intention to run
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Brazil’s next presidential election is still a year and a half away, but that hasn’t stopped some of the country’s leading potential candidates from mulling a run.

On Tuesday Joao Doria, the newly elected mayor of Sao Paulo, became the latest to hint at a potential bid, telling Bloomberg that he would run if his party chose him. A day earlier his political mentor, Sao Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin, indicated that he could throw his hat in the ring. They follow former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who said last week that he "will want to run for the presidency."