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Brazil’s Jailed Former President Giving Up Campaign

Popular former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will today step aside from the presidential race, paving the way for his running mate, Fernando Haddad, to take his place.

Popular former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will today step aside from the presidential race, paving the way for his running mate, Fernando Haddad, to take his place. Lula had already been barred by Brazil’s top electoral court from running because he is currently serving a jail sentence. What will this mean for October’s election?

Also in the programme: the momentous re-opening of two border crossings between Ethiopia and Eritrea; and could the ‘right to be forgotten’ be extended worldwide?

Picture: former President Lula in March 2018. Credit: EPA.

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