SAO PAULO (AP):
Marina Silva, the top-polling opposition candidate for next year's presidential election, has failed to obtain enough signatures to register her new party, Brazil's top electoral court has ruled.
This means that the former senator and environment minister cannot run unless she signs on with another party.
The Superior Electoral Court found last Thursday night that Silva's Sustainability Network had come up 50,000 short of the 492,000 signatures of registered voters needed to register a new party.
After the ruling, Silva said that, while the party is not registered, "we have what is most important: We have ethics".