Succeeding Lula in Brazil
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Barred from holding Brazil’s presidency for a third term, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has personally nominated his chief of staff, Dilma Rousseff, to run as the Working Party’s candidate for president in October. Rousseff, whom the party has officially endorsed as its candidate, will be the first woman to hold Brazil’s executive office if she wins the election.—JCL
The governing Workers’ Party in Brazil has endorsed the president’s chief of staff as its candidate for presidential elections in October.
Economist Dilma Rousseff was personally nominated by President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is prevented by law from standing for a third consecutive term.
She promised fiscal discipline and economic stability if elected.
But correspondents say she faces tough competition from the conservative opposition.
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Dilma Rousseff is the handpicked choice of Brazil’s current president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.