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Lula´s Government Scores a Goal
29 Sep 2005
Lula´s Government Scores a Goal
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government achieved an important political victory with the election of Communist Aldo Rebelo as president of the Chamber of Deputies.


With that victory, the opposition´s plan to chair that important post and possibly use it for destabilizing strategy was frustrated.



Rebelo, who was supported by parties allied to the government, defeated opposition candidate José Thomaz Nonó 258 to 243 votes, in a second round of elections Wednesday evening, after both candidates tied 182 votes in the first round.



The election of Rebelo represents a victory for the government after repeated opposition attacks against the ruling Workers Party and the president, aimed at weakening them and preventing the re-election of Lula in October 2006 elections.



With the recent election of Rebelo, "Lula makes very clear that he has enough strength to mount a political alliance and be candidate for the 2006 re-elections.



The parties that joined the candidacy of Aldo should also be the center of that alliance," said Helene Chagas from O Globo daily.

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