BFF-68 Brazil Workers’ Party nominates imprisoned Lula for president

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Brazil Workers’ Party nominates imprisoned Lula for president

SAO PAULO, Aug 4, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party nominated its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the upcoming presidential contest Saturday 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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