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Without Lula, right wing and green candidates lead Brazil’s presidential race: poll

News Summed Up 2018-04-15 05:30:00

Environmentalist Marina Silva and right wing politician Jair Bolsonaro would be leading candidates in Brazil’s presidential election if jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is unable to run, according to an opinion poll on Sunday. Datafolha said the poll’s 2 percentage point margin of error effectively means both candidates would be in a tied position as frontrunners. Lula is unlikely to be a candidate as Brazilian legislation bars a person who has been found guilty after an appeal from running for any public position. In the simulations with Lula still on the ballot, the former president had 30 percent of voting intentions. Candidates are barred from using donations from corporations, following a massive corruption scandal that sent several politicians and businessman to jail.