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Brazil’s PT Forced to Choose Presidential Candidate to Substitute Lula

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s PT (Workers Party) has until the end of the day on Tuesday (September 11th) to present a substitute for presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) rejected the political party’s latest appeal. Lawyers for the ex-president argue that he may continue to lead the ticket as long as he is appealing his conviction.

"In legal terms and according to consolidated jurisprudence, before the Lula case it was possible to continue campaigning while the registration was being reviewed," stated the defense . . .

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