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Lula returns home... for now

Lula returns home... for now
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Brazil's ex-president could face jail within a week.


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.

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