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Brazil’s Lula Chosen as PT Presidential Candidate, Despite Prison

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The PT (Workers Party) announced it was choosing former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as its candidate for this year’s Presidential election, despite the fact that the former leader has been in jail since April for corruption.

Over the weekend, thirteen other political parties announced or confirmed their candidates for president and vice-president.

"They want to make the presidential election a rigged card game, excluding the name that is ahead in popular preference in all the polls," read the message sent by Lula to party member during . . .

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