Brazil`s leader Silva hints he may run again

Brazil`s popular leader is hinting he may run for the presidency again — less than two weeks before his hand-chosen successor take office.

Sao Paulo: Brazil`s popular leader is hinting he may run for the presidency again — less than two weeks before his hand-chosen successor take office.

Asked during a Rede TV interview Monday if he would be a future candidate, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he "can`t say no."

It`s not the first time Silva has hinted he may try a comeback in the future.

In June of last year, Silva said he would run if his party`s candidate, now President-elect Dilma Rousseff, lost the election. She easily won a second-round vote in October and takes office Jan. 1.

Silva is ending his second four-year term. He is legally barred from seeking a consecutive third term.

Silva is going out as Brazil`s most popular leader, boasting 87 percent approval ratings in one poll.

Bureau Report

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