Presidential election campaign officially begins with ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy.
Demonstrators march in several cities to demand fair elections in October amid fears President Jair Bolsonaro would not accept the outcome if he loses the presidential vote.
Petro has promised to raise taxes on the rich, invest in health care and education, and reform the police after a brutal crackdown on anti-inequality protests last year.
More than half a million people ink petition in "defence of democracy" after Brazil’s President Bolsonaro attacks the South American country's election and judicial systems.
"We cannot have an electoral system over which the shadow of suspicion hangs," right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro tells a meeting in Rio de Janeiro city.
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.
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