Thousands of supporters of Brazil’s jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched through Brasilia on Wednesday as he was formally registered him to run for the presidency in October’s elections.
Supporters along with Workers’ Party officials marched to the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil where they registered Lula as a candidate.
The former president is serving a 12-year prison... Еще sentence for corruption and money-laundering, but denies all charges.
The prosecutor general has already filed a challenge to the legality of Lula’s bid.
Under Brazilian law, a candidate convicted of a criminal offense, upheld on appeal, cannot stand for public office for eight years.