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Electoral Court Could Torpedo Lula's Candidature, Media Warns

Former Brazilian president, political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Former Brazilian president, political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Brasilia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) could strike a blow to the aspirations of the favorite candidate for the presidential elections of October, the political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the Brazilian digital newspaper 247 warned today.
The warning comes from the decision of that body to analyze this Tuesday if a person convicted in the second instance, as is the case of the founder and historical leader of the Workers' Party (PT), can register his candidacy,

The issue will be taken to the TSE plenary by Minister Napoleon Maia Filho, who reconsidered a vote made earlier by himself refusing to discuss the matter and decided to move now to the discussion to respond to a query made by the federal deputy Marcos Rogério, of the Democratic Party (DEM).

In a report sent to the rapporteur, Brazil Agency stated, the technical area of ​​the TSE suggested not to respond to the questions raised by Rogério, since they do not only deal with electoral matters and do not present the necessary clarity and objectivity. which could generate multiple connections.

Just a week ago, the president of the Supreme Court of Brazil, Cármen Lúcia, said that the candidacy of Lula can not be prevented in advance, as defended by various members of the TSE.

The head of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) insisted on the impossibility of excluding Lula 'immediately' from next October presidential elections, 'without the right of defense being taken into consideration,' the minister said in statements to a TV channel.

For more than a quarter of Brazilian voters, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, political prisoner for more than 50 days in the Superintendency of the Federal Police (PF) in Curitiba, is the only candidate he would vote in next October.

This was corroborated by the MDA Investigation Institute in a survey conducted between May 9 and 11 in 137 municipalities across the country.

Another survey released on the eve, and conducted by the Vox Populi Institute between days 19 and 23, revealed that the leader of the PT reached 39 percent of the intentions to vote against 30 percent the sum of all his opponents, with which he would win comfortably in the first turn.


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