WORLD Brazil electoral court majority votes against Lula candidacy

WORLD

Brazil electoral court majority votes against Lula candidacy

AFP

10:46, September 01, 2018

A majority of the judges on Brazil's top electoral court ruled Friday to annul the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the October presidential vote.

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Lula, 72, was leading in polls ahead of the election, though in jail for corruption. 

Barring dramatic events -- the judges can reconsider their decision after the vote of the last two magistrates -- the former president cannot run for a third term. 

Top image: Supporters of Brazilian former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva attend a vigil outside the Federal Police Superintendence in Curitiba, Brazil on August 31, 2018. (AFP Photo)

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