Former president and presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) said this Friday that his renegotiation program aimed at the indebted portion of the population will include a mandatory reduction in interest rates and the exclusion of debt accessories. .
At a rally in São Luís, Maranhão, Lula said that 70% of the Brazilian population is in debt, and that women make up a large part of this share. According to him, the debts were not incurred for trips abroad or luxuries, but for the purchase of food, clothing and school supplies.
“We are going to change this situation. We are going to negotiate this debt. We are going to force creditors to lower interest rates, to remove all the trinkets, so that we can get Brazilian families out of Serasa, and not get a dirty name in this country, without being able to buy anything else”, said the PT.
“I know that the poor are good payers,” said the former president. “The poor man is ashamed to walk past the bakery when he owes his bread from the day before. So, we’ll take care of it.”
In the interview he gave to Jornal Nacional last week, Lula had already advanced his intention to launch a program to refinance the debts of Brazilian families, without much detail.
On Wednesday, he returned to the subject, promising to communicate with city halls and companies, since part of the debt is related to water and electricity bills.
The former president has also expressed his intention to involve public and private banks in the program.
Lula also said that he intends to intensify educational financing through Fies, in addition to strengthening ProUni and also the BNDES, aimed at small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.