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Former Brazil President Leads Poll Despite Conviction

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva enjoys a strong lead ahead of the October 7 presidential elections despite his recent conviction on corruption charges, according to a poll published Wednesday. The Datafolha poll was the first since an appeals court last week upheld a corruption conviction against da Silva — a decision likely to knock him out of contention. The survey indicated that if da Silva were running now, he would get between 34 and 37 percent of votes in the...

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