The opposition Social democrat governor of Sao Paulo, Jose Serra
Dilma Rousseff whom President Lula da Silva is strongly promoting as the candidate for the ruling coalition.
Ciro Gomes from the Brazilian Socialist Party
Marina Silva running for the Greens
The ruling Workers Party of President Lula da Silva
the ruling coalition’s senior member and the largest political force in the Brazilian congress, PMDB Brazilian Democratic Movements Party
lost the first time in 2002 to then union leader and now President Lula da Silva.