PT launches Lula's candidacy for the presidency despite conviction

The candidacy of the former president was released on Thursday (25), by Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, during a meeting of the National Executive PT.
25/01/2018 10h49 - Updated 26/01/2018 17h19
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The PT launched on Thursday the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the presidency in the election this year, a day after Lula have a conviction for corruption and money laundering maintained by the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region.

"We are launching the candidacy of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the presidency", said the president of the PT, Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (PR), opening meeting of the National Executive of the party in São Paulo.

With the confirmation of the judgment in the second instance, Lula may become ineligible for the Clean Record Law.

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