Brazilian electoral court rejects Lula da Silva candidacy for a third term[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2018/9/1 9:03 • 18 times read[/rtl]
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Brazil has issued a decision rejecting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for a third term in the October 7 presidential election.
Four of seven Supreme Court judges voted on Saturday to overturn Lula da Silva, who has been in prison since April for corruption.
After the court's decision, Lula da Silva declared that it would "fight by all available means" for the re-election of the former president.
"We will file all appeals before the courts to recognize Lula's rights under the law and the international treaties ratified by Brazil and we will defend Lula with the people on the street," the party said in a statement.
The supporters of the former president that rejecting his candidature "strips" the elections of its democracy, amid the confirmation of Lula da Silva that he was the victim of a political plot to prevent him from ruling for a third term.