EFESao Paulo

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, favorite to win October's general election, married sociologist Rosângela da Silva on Wednesday night in an intimate ceremony shrouded in secrecy.

The wedding, 76-year-old Lula's third, took place in the city of Sao Paulo.

"Love wins!" the leader of the Workers' Party (PT) posted on his social media profiles along with a photograph of the moment in which he put the ring on his new wife's finger.