survey
Emirates plane quarantined in New York after passengers fall ill Next Story
Fighter jets roar as hero McCain is laid to rest Previous Story
You are here  » Home   » America

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

By Reuters | Published Mon, September 3rd 2018 at 15:53, Updated September 3rd 2018 at 15:58 GMT +3
Pictures of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are seen inside community radio, in Caetes, Brazil August 3, 2018. [File, 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.

ALSO READ: Why Moi refused to board armoured car during 1982 coup

TSE set a 500,000 real ($123,000) fine in case the order to remove Lula from the ads is breached.


Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]

RECOMMENDED