September 6, 2018 / 9:52 PM / 12 days ago

Brazil top court judge rejects motion to maintain Lula's candidacy

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello on Thursday rejected a motion to maintain jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s bid to run for president, court documents seen by Reuters showed.

FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a protest in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Reuters had reported earlier on Thursday that Lula was likely to give up his candidacy in favour of current vice-presidential candidate Fernando Haddad after Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin rejected a similar appeal.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Bruno Federowski, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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