EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

Lula returns home... for now

Lula returns home... for now
Copyright 
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Brazil's ex-president could face jail within a week.

ADVERTISEMENT

Lula returned to his Sao Paulo home last night, but the former Brazilian President could be in jail within a week following yesterday's ruling by Brazil's Supreme Court.

The judges spent 10 hours assessing whether he should serve time while appealing a conviction for corruption. With the panel tied five all, court president Carmen Lucia cast the deciding vote against him.

Lula is favourite in opinion polls for October's presidential election - but under the country's constitution convicted criminals are not allowed to stand.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Lula takes to the campaign trail despite the risk of arrest

Brazil's Lula tops poll despite corruption conviction

Lula conviction divides Brazil