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Courts May Decide Brazil’s Election, Attorney General Warns

  • Grace Mendonca speaks to Bloomberg in an interview in Brasilia
  • Attorney general calls for Lula’s case to be resolved quickly
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Meirelles Sees 'Modernizer' Winning Brazil Presidency

Brazil’s democracy is under strain and this year’s presidential race risks being dragged into a lengthy legal quagmire, the country’s attorney general said in an interview.

Numerous appeals regarding the eligibility of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva mean the current front-runner in opinion polls is likely to overshadow the elections regardless of whether he can actually run. He may even be on the ballot in October but prohibited from taking office.