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Brazil Workers' Party nominates imprisoned Lula for president

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AFP  |  Sao Paulo 

Brazil's leftist Workers' Party nominated its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the upcoming presidential contest today despite him being imprisoned for corruption.

In a message from Lula read to the party convention in Sao Paulo, he said, "Brazil needs to restore its democracy." Although serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, Lula remains by far the frontrunner in opinion polls.

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First Published: Sat, August 04 2018. 22:15 IST
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