In this file picture taken on August 7, Manuela D'Avila (left), of Brazil's Communist Party jokes during a press conference with former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, of the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Haddad has stepped up as the Workers Party’s presidential candidate after the withdrawal of jailed ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose photo serves as a backdrop at the press conference. D'Avila was named as Haddad's running mate. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Brazil’s Lula da Silva, languishing in jail, finally ends his presidential bid and names running mate as successor

Fernando Haddad will now represent Lula’s leftist Workers Party in next month’s presidential election

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In this file picture taken on August 7, Manuela D'Avila (left), of Brazil's Communist Party jokes during a press conference with former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, of the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Haddad has stepped up as the Workers Party’s presidential candidate after the withdrawal of jailed ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose photo serves as a backdrop at the press conference. D'Avila was named as Haddad's running mate. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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