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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will contest for upcoming Brazil presidential race

Workers' Party nominated its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the upcoming presidential contest today despite him being imprisoned for corruption.


PTI 04 Aug 2018, 04:43 PM Brazil

Brazil's leftist Workers' Party nominated its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the upcoming presidential contest today 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 remains by far the frontrunner in opinion polls.

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