Lula's candidacy will be registered without criminal record

Lula's candidacy will be registered without criminal record

Former president's lawyer says electoral law mandates to include criminal record of candidate's state of electoral domicile

Former president arrested since April 7 after conviction in 2nd instanceRodolfo Buhrer / Reuters - 28.03.2018The application to the Planalto Palace of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be filed on Wednesday (15) in the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) only with the criminal records of Sao Paulo, one of the lawyers of the petista, Luiz Fernando Pereira.Lula's candidacy record, which will be formalized at the TSE at 6 pm, is mobilizing thousands of supporters of the former president, who since the beginning of the week have come to Brasilia to defend the possibility of the petista running.A major act is expected in front of the court at the time of application registration.So far, ten candidates have already applied .In practice, the initiative to use only São Paulo's criminal record will initially present the former president as a clean record for electoral purposes because he has no conviction in the state.This is because the conviction against Lula in the cas...


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