Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accepted his party’s nomination as its presidential candidate in an act of defiance only hours after a Brazilian appeals court increased his jail sentence from nine and half to 12 years in jail. "I want to be candidate to win the election and govern this country," Lula said on Thursday at the Sao Paulo headquarters of Brazil’s largest trade union, CUT, adding that his trial had been fixed so as to rule him out of the running for the presidency.
Lula still supported by more than a third of the electorateLuiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no longer quite the political dynamo he once was. At 72, he’s a touch grayer, a touch weaker -- after a bout with cancer and the loss of his wife -- and a touch less popular than he was when he swept to a landslide victory back in 2002. But make no mistake about it, the man known simply as Lula remains the dominant figure in Brazil’s politics.
But make no mistake about it, the man known simply as Lula remains the dominant figure in Brazil’s politics. The crippling recession and sprawling pay-for-play scandal that engulfed the nation following his exit from office have only dented his popularity some. To millions of Brazilians, he is still the radical champion of the poor. Never mind that he himself has been implicated in the corruption probe, alongside numerous other officials in his political party.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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