After 18 months in prison, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged to bring the country back to the left.
Former leader Lula da Silva returns to his trade union stronghold near Sao Paulo city to address supporters, a day after walking free from jail and amid President Bolsonaro's swipes.
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.
Brazil's former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is serving a 12-year sentence on a corruption and money laundering conviction. He and his Worker's Party maintain he is innocent,
Jair Bolsonaro is well ahead in the polls forecasting the run-off on October 28. And nowhere is his candidacy better supported than in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accuses his far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro of "illegal" dirty tricks by hiring firms to spread lies through bulk messages via WhatsApp. Bolsonaro denies allegation.
Bolsonaro will face the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on 28 October after he failed to win half of valid votes.
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.
Court says the popular leftist politician—currently in jail—cannot participate in the country's upcoming presidential vote because of a 12-year-sentence for corruption and money laundering.
Lula is the candidate for his Workers Party (PT) and leads presidential polls ahead of the October ballot, but is widely expected to be banned from running by an electoral court. He was jailed in April on a corruption conviction.
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