Lula is ineligible for office under Brazil's "Clean Slate" law, which prohibits candidates from running if they have convictions that have been upheld on appeal.
Lula retains great popularity in Brazil after a successful spell in the presidency from 2003-10, but his Workers' Party's plan B looks hopeless as former Sao Paulo governor Fernando Haddad, who will stand if Lula is barred, commands little popular support.
He vehemently denies the accusations and has dismissed the charges as a political plot aimed at preventing him from standing in the elections.
The latest polls actually showed Lula enjoying a sizable lead over his rival candidates, claiming around 39 percent of voter support.
The end of Lula's candidacy opens the electoral field to runner-up Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing former soldier whose platform includes gun legalisation and weaker environmental regulations.
From behind bars, the two times former leftist president and union leader is hugely popular and leads polls.
The court could also rule on Friday on a request by the conservative Partido Novo to exclude Lula from the television and radio ads campaign.
He insisted the path taken by Mr Macri since he took office in December 2015 was one "of fiscal balance, development and growth". The government says it expects the country's economy to contract 1 percent in 2018 but grow by at least 1.5 percent next year.
Vettel: The German has been playing catch up on his rival, with three wins, the last of which came five years ago with Red Bull . Hamilton: The four-time world champion drove a masterful race a year ago to seal his third win around the street circuit.
A second break followed, with Serena stunned and the world No. 44 moved to within one game of levelling the match at 5-2. She said she believes new mothers should be more prepared for the fact that it can take time to recover from childbirth.
The title defense was touch and go on Monday, with South Korea trailing 3-2 against Uzbekistan with 15 minutes remaining. Gu said he felt bad for his compatriot but South Korea subsequently won the team event, Lee's first Asiad gold.
But it was his military service, punctuated by years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, that molded McCain's political life. He complimented McCain for his loyalty, for his tremendous bond with his family, and his great love for America.
At the end of the day, this set is still a QLED model, so it's missing out on the benefits you'd find in OLED TVs . Hence the focus on upscaling and, unsurprisingly in 2018, AI is involved at nearly every step along the way.
The technology also works against phishing attacks that trick you into visiting phony websites under the control of the hacker. But while they provide near-impermeable security, these keys - like every other on the market - are fiddly and inconvenient.
Joining Prince Harry at for a charity performance of the Broadway hit Hamilton , Meghan chose to wear a black tuxedo mini dress. One trip the California-born royal isn't eager to take, however, is to see her father, Thomas , in Mexico.
Canada is the world's largest softwood lumber exporter and the U.S.is its biggest market. "I think we're close to a deal". Trudeau worked the phones Saturday in the aftermath of Friday's deadlocked trade negotiations with Washington .
This morning the crew gathered in the Russian segment of the Space Station before searching for the cause of the pressure change. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's State Space Corporation, believes that the damage was caused by a micro-meteorite impact.
Kaepernick first protested by sitting during the national anthem in August 2016, before opting to kneel instead. If this case is ruled in the favor of Kaepernick, this will be a very bad look for the NFL.
How Buhari, Amaechi, Okorocha, others were received in China
The Chinese projects in Africa include the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway and Kenya's standard gauge railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. Jiang said China-Africa cooperation on industrialization, trade, and infrastructure will be the major topic during the meeting.
Warren Buffett to Apple: Don't Invest in Tesla
He will replace Amit Singhal, former head of Google's search business, who has left the board of the company. The winning bid was the third-highest in 19 years of auctions, which have raised $29.6 million.
Trump announces visit to Ireland
On that occasion, Obama visited the village of Moneygall, which was the home of his great-great-great maternal grandfather. President Donald Trump , listens as the president speaks on immigration issues while meeting with members of the U.S.
Yankees land McCutchen from Giants for 2 prospects
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that McCutchen is owed about $2 million for the rest of the campaign. McCutchen came into the league as a center fielder, though he has exclusively played right field this season.