Tag: Brazil elections

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here in 2006, was Brazil's most popular president

Brazil: Socialist Lula da Silva Exits Presidential Race He Is Legally Banned From

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced in a letter from prison Tuesday that he would not be running in October’s presidential race, shortly before the deadline to sign up for the presidential ballot and months after his conviction on corruption charges disqualified him from running in the election.

Brazilian conservative presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gives supporters a thumbs-up from a hospital in Sao Paulo after being stabbed at a rally, September 6, 2018

Brazil’s Conservative Frontrunner Gives Thumbs-Up from Hospital After Stabbing

Brazilian conservative lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, currently leading the polls in October’s presidential election, gave supporters a thumbs-up from the hospital and thanked them and the medical staff aiding him in a video posted shortly after a socialist attacker stabbed him during a campaign rally.