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Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

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Brazil's top electoral court ruled on Friday that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot run in this year's presidential election due to a corruption conviction.

[BRASILIA] Brazil's top electoral court ruled on Friday that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot run in this year's presidential election due to a corruption conviction.

The ruling by a 4-1 majority of the seven-member court removes some doubt about Brazil's most uncertain election in decades - though Lula's lawyers have said they would appeal any adverse decision to the Supreme Court.

REUTERS

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