Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run

Former leader is serving 12-year prison sentence for corruption, leaving many Brazilian voters feeling disillusioned or disinterested.

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    Thousands of Brazilians are planning a mass rally to demand that their controversial choice of presidential candidate be allowed to run for office.

    Former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, which has left many other Brazilian voters disillusioned or disinterested.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Brasilia.


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