Brazil Supreme Court Justice overturns Lula’s convictions on jurisdictional grounds

As the decision has overturned all of Lula's criminal convictions, he is now eligible to run for elective office, including for president in 2022.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Edson Fachin, on Monday, March 8th, overturned all four convictions of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, arising from Operation Lava-Jato - among them the triplex apartment in Guarujá. As a result, the ex-president is now eligible to run in the 2022 elections.

In a note, Fachin said he considers that the court of Curitiba, where the proceedings against the ex-president were conducted, has no jurisdiction to judge the case.

The note issued by the office of Justice Edson Fachin:

"Justice Edson Fachin, through an individual ruling, has determined . . .

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