Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva confirmed as presidential candidate

This will mark the sixth presidential bid by Lula, who has held a long and close association with the Workers' Party.

The leftist Workers' Party PT officially nominated Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to run against incumbent President Bolsonaro in the October election.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was officially nominated Thursday by his leftist Workers' Party as its candidate to run in October's presidential election.

The politician, who served as president from 2003 until 2010, was not present at the party's convention in São Paulo, according to Brazilian news source Globo, as he was already campaigning in his home state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil.

According to the latest polls, the 76 . . .

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