Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Keeping schtum

No surprise there then. The Folha de Sao Paulo carries a story today where the PT has stopped saying how many cities they'll have after the October elections.

Just like Labour, which has become alarmingly reticent ahead of election day in recent years, it's the PT which has all to lose. With Lula's slide in the polls also provoking grumblings about media prejudice and the party's most high-profile mayor, Marta Suplicy in Sao Paulo, facing a rejection level of 42%, perhaps it's probably best to say nothing for the moment.

Although back in November some of the PT's leading lights were thinking they could win between 600 and 800 cities. This compares to the 187 they won the last time these mid-term elections took place, in 2000.

As they say: silence is golden.

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