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Brazil's ex-president faces corruption probe

Investigation into former President Lula da Silva's alleged role in vote buying divides public opinion.

Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 20:13
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A Brazilian federal prosecutor has ordered an investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged role in a 2005 vote buying corruption scandal.

The investigation, currently gathering steam, has divided public opinion around the most popular political figure of modern times.

Lula's critics say it is a long overdue, while supporters of the former president say it is politically motivated.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

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