Following months of intense pressure, the governor of Sao Paulo, José Serra, finally said in an television interview that he will formally announce his presidential candidacy at the beginning of April. He belongs to the same party as the former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the oposition PSDB, Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy. The 68 years old politician, ex- Health Secretary, will have as main rival Dilma Rousseff, current Chief of Staff of president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who hand picked her especially to be the Workers Party candidate. The Brazilian presidential elections will be held next October.
Governor of Sao Paulo finally confirms presidential candidacy