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Brazil electoral court bars Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from presidential race

Brazil's top electoral court ruled on Friday that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot run in this year's presidential election due to a corruption conviction.

Published: 01st September 2018 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva | AP

By UNI

BRASILIA: Brazil's top electoral court ruled on Friday that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot run in this year's presidential election due to a corruption conviction.

The ruling by a 4-1 majority of the seven-member court removes some doubt about Brazil's most uncertain election in decades - though Lula's lawyers have said they would appeal any adverse decision to the Supreme Court.

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