Brazil court bans campaign ads showing ex-president Lula as candidate
4 September, 2018, 3:20 pm
BRASÍLIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate, according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party.
Novo made the complaint after Lula appeared as a candidate on a radio ad on Saturday, hours after the court, known as TSE, barred the jailed former president from running in this year’s presidential race because of a corruption conviction.
TSE set a 500,000 real (£94,245) fine in case the order to remove Lula from the ads is breached.