Anielle Franco joins the PT at an event in Rio attended by Lula


President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was present at the ceremony of affiliation of the Minister of Racial Equality, Anielle Franco, to the Workers’ Party (PT), held on the night of Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Circo Voador, downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Alongside First Lady Janja da Silva, Lula made statements about Anielle’s possible political trajectory.

What do you need to know:

  • Anielle Franco joined the PT at an event in Rio de Janeiro, attended by Lula and Janja da Silva.
  • Lula stated that Anielle has no intention of running for office in 2024, but left the possibility open for future elections.
  • Minister remembered her sister Marielle Franco during the ceremony, declaring her commitment to the causes she defended.

Anielle Franco: Commitment and Leadership

Anielle Franco, who was considered to be vice-president on Mayor Eduardo Paes’ (PSD) ticket in his re-election campaign, reinforced her commitment to social causes during the event. Moved, she remembered her sister, councilor Marielle Franco, murdered in 2018, stating that her membership in the PT is a way of honoring the legacy of struggle and resistance left by Marielle.

Presence of Political Leaders

In addition to Lula and Janja da Silva, important political figures were present at the ceremony, such as the president of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, the president of the BNDES, Aloizio Mercadante, the president of Embratur, Marcelo Freixo, and the federal deputy Benedita da Silva (PT -RJ). The participation of these leaders highlights the relevance of the event on the national political scene.


Anielle Franco’s affiliation with the PT, in an event of great repercussion, represents an important milestone in her political trajectory. Although she has no plans to run for office in 2024, according to Lula, the possibility of future candidacies remains open, demonstrating the minister’s leadership and engagement potential.

The article is in Portuguese


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