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Brazil’s Workers’ Party Nominates Lula as Presidential Candidate

HeadlineAug 07, 2018

In Brazil, the Workers’ Party has nominated imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, as the party’s presidential candidate. Lula is currently in jail serving a 12-year sentence on a corruption conviction his party says was politically motivated. Polls show him as the front-running candidate for the October presidential elections, but the Supreme Electoral Court is expected to bar him from running. His imprisonment has been condemned internationally, including by 29 U.S. lawmakers, who wrote, “The facts of President Lula’s case give us reason to believe that the main objective of his jailing is to prevent him from running in upcoming elections.”

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