Brazil’s jailed ex-leader Lula pulls out of presidential race


Brazil's jailed ex-leader Lula pulls out of presidential race

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month's presidential election.

According to reports, former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will take Lula's place.

This comes after the country's top electoral tribunal barred the Lula from running after he was jailed on corruption charges.

In a letter, Lula urged his supporters to now back his running mate.