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Brazil court bans campaign ads showing ex-president Lula as candidate

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Brazil court bans campaign ads showing ex-president Lula as candidate

Brazil court bans campaign ads showing ex-president Lula as candidate
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BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate, according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party.

Novo made the complaint after Lula appeared as a candidate on a radio ad on Saturday, hours after the court, known as TSE, barred the jailed former president from running in this year's presidential race because of a corruption conviction.

TSE set a 500,000 real (£94,245) fine in case the order to remove Lula from the ads is breached.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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