BRAZIL’S EX-LEADER STILL LEADS IN POLLS AF­TER AR­REST

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Sao Paulo — Even im­pris­on­ment hasn’t knocked for­mer Pres­i­dent Luiz Ina­cio Lula da Silva out of the lead in Brazil’s pres­i­den­tial race. A poll re­leased Sun­day by the Datafolha in­sti­tute shows the cen­ter-left­ist with a 2-1 ad­van­tage over his near­est ri­val un­der one elec­tion sce­nario. It’s the first sur­vey of Brazil­ians since da Silva’s April 7 jail­ing on cor­rup­tion and money laun­der­ing charges. He is ap­peal­ing the con­vic­tion, but it could lead elec­toral courts to rule him in­el­i­gi­ble for the bal­lot.

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