Brazil’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling annulling the corruption convictions of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, clearing the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Al Jazeera reports that, a popular but tarnished left-wing politician and former steelworker, the now 75-year-old Lula led Brazil through an economic boom from 2003 to 2010. While convicted of taking bribes from engineering firms in return for public contracts in 2018, Lula has always maintained he is innocent and that the cases against him were a conspiracy to sideline him politically.