Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stage competing rallies that are expected to become previews of their campaigns for presidential elections.
Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, clearing the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.
The prosecutor general's office says it will appeal the Supreme Court's decision.
Voters in Sao Paulo re-elected centre-right mayor Bruno Covas for a new four-year term defeating leftist opponent Guilherme Boulos.
After 18 months in prison, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged to bring the country back to the left.
Hundreds of supporters gathered outside the federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba where Lula has been held since April 2018 cheered after the order was issued.
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption, was sworn in as Brazil's new president in front of Congress in Brasilia.
Brazil's top judge Jose Antonio Dias Toffoli ruled that the full court would have to take up the case of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after it returns from holiday recess.
New investigations against the former presidents could spell longer prison terms for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvain stepped aside allowing running mate Fernando Haddad to stand for the presidency in the country's upcoming presidential election scheduled for 7 October.
Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who was knifed in the abdomen while campaigning on Thursday, is in serious condition, his son and a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Brazil's top electoral court barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this year's presidential election because of his corruption conviction.
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