Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could run for 2022 presidential election after his fraud sentence was annulled.
He was a popular left-wing leader and president of Brazil – but with a criminal record.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted in a corruption and bribery scandal in 2017. But a judge found the court that sentenced him lacked the necessary jurisdiction.
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The conviction was annulled and the left-wing politician can now bid for the presidency again next year. If he decides to run, his main rival would be far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
So, what could this mean for Brazil’s polarised politics?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Geraldo Zahran – Specialist on Brazil’s ties with the US
James Green – Director of Brazil Initiative at Brown University
Francisco Dominguez – Head of Latin American studies at Middlesex University