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Despite jail sentence, Lula nominated candidate for October's presidential election

Sunday, August 5th 2018 - 11:35 UTC
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Brazil's leftist Workers' Party nominated its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the upcoming presidential contest on Saturday despite him being imprisoned for corruption. In a message from Lula read to the party convention in Sao Paulo, he said, “Brazil needs to restore its democracy.” Although serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, Lula, 72, remains by far the frontrunner in opinion polls. Read full article


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  • Cheshire_Cat

    What a sad freakshow! The worst part is that they are giving ammunition to the Brazilian far right. Bolsonaro is second in the polls after Lula. That can't bode well for Brazil. Stuck between a corrupt leftist and a fascist buffoon.

    Aug 05th, 2018 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    it is their country and they have to live with whoever they vote in power, God help them.

    Aug 06th, 2018 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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