Despite that fact that he is currently in jail serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was recently registered by Brazil’s Worker’s Party to run in this year’s presidential election, which is to be held in October 2018.

Dr. Remi Piet — director of the Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice at Americas Market Intelligence — was recently interviewed on China Global Television Network (CGTN) to offer his analysis of this move by Lula and if he truly has a chance to succeed at the polls.

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