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Brazilian president holds 1st press conference for netizens

11-25-2010 14:27 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Outgoing Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday gave his first press conference for netizens, which was transmitted via his blog.

Lula stressed the role of the Internet in dispelling rumors, and criticized media bias during the recent presidential election, in which his handpicked candidate finally won.

"They (the media) think the people can be controlled as they were in the past. And now they have to deal with something called the Internet," he said.

He also said that after he leaves office in December, he will rest for some months and then start blogging and tweeting.

"I will be a blogger and a tweeter. I will be a lot of things I have never been."

Lula also stressed the importance of political reform, and assured that he will work to convince his ruling Workers' Party and its allies that the reform is an imperative.

"It is inconceivable that this country goes through another period without making the reform," he said.

The outgoing president also talked about personal plans, saying he would like to share Brazil's successful experience in social programs with other countries in Latin America and Asia.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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