#LeftWing

.Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Lula has regained the right to contest next elections.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Lula was born on October 27, 1945
  • He became president of the metal workers' union in 1975, having worked in the trade since the age of 14
  • Lula co-founded the leftist Workers' Party (PT) in 1980

.Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
Lula has regained the right to contest next elections.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Justice Edson Fachin overturned all four convictions against the popular-but-tarnished ex-president
  • Fachin ruled that the court in Curitiba which convicted Lula "lacked jurisdiction"
  • The former metal worker remains a hero on the left

.Pristina
Jubilant Vetevendosje supporters gathered in Pristina's main square to cheer their victory.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • The triumph nearly doubled the party's last electoral showing in 2019
  • Vetevendosje party led by 45-year-old former political prisoner Albin Kurti
  • Vetevendosje joined electoral politics in 2011 and has tamped down its more radical antics in recent years