A man places masks of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on chairs, before the national convention of the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday. Brazil's presidential election, starting with a first round on October 7, is seen as the most unpredictable in decades. Photo: AFP

Even from behind bars, Brazil’s Lula secures a nomination for president

Popular former president is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption and is likely to be barred from the ballot. But he leads all the polls by a wide margin.

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A man places masks of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on chairs, before the national convention of the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday. Brazil's presidential election, starting with a first round on October 7, is seen as the most unpredictable in decades. Photo: AFP
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