Brazil's da Silva names sucessor, but will voters follow?

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, center, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila, right, hold a campaign rally outside federal poli

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, center, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila, right, hold a campaign rally outside federal poli

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad waves to the crowd during a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former Pres

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad waves to the crowd during a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former Pres

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad holds a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former President Luiz inacio Lu

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad holds a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former President Luiz inacio Lu

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, left, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila hold a campaign rally outside federal police headqua

Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, left, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila hold a campaign rally outside federal police headqua

A supporter holds a mask in the likeness of the Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during a campaign rally outside federal po

A supporter holds a mask in the likeness of the Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during a campaign rally outside federal po

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers' Party ticket in October's presidential election.

"I want everyone who would vote for me to vote for Fernando Haddad for president of Brazil," da Silva, who Brazilians universally call Lula, said Tuesday, the deadline for the party to pick another candidate after da Silva's candidacy was barred. "From now on he will be Lula for millions of Brazilians."

The designation of Haddad both settled one question and launched another: Will da Silva's supporters actually listen?

The two men are close in their views and said to be friends, but for many voters they are also very different.