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Tag: Brazil's polls

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Lula lashes out at his “farce” imprisonment; Judge strips him of presidential privileges

    Lula's jailing in April almost certainly knocks him out of the October election in which opinion polls show him to be the frontrunner.

    Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday lashed out against his imprisonment for corruption but the government rejected his claim to have been victim of a “farce” and a judge stripped him of presidential privileges. In a column in French newspaper Le Monde, Lula called his conviction and 12 year sentence for graft “a judicial farce” and said that presidential elections would be unfair without his participation.