Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Lula - foto oficial - 05 jan 2007.jpg
39th President of Brazil
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byFernando Henrique Cardoso
Succeeded byDilma Rousseff
Personal details
Born (1945-10-27) October 27, 1945 (age 76)
Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
Spouse(s)Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 27, 1945) was the 39th President of Brazil. He was the president of Brazil from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010. He succeeded Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and was succeeded by Dilma Rousseff. His wife was Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva until her death in 2017.

Lula said he would run again for President in the 2018 election, but since his arrest he was ineligible to run. Instead he is running for president again in the 2022 election against President Jair Bolsonaro.

On July 12, 2017, the former president was convicted at first instance of corruption (more specifically, the crime of passive corruption which in Brazilian criminal law is defined by the receipt of a bribe by a civil servant or government official) and money laundering and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison by judge Sérgio Moro.[1][2]

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  1. "Lula é condenado a nove anos de prisão". Veja (in Brazilian Portuguese). July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  2. Brooks, Brad (July 12, 2017). "Brazil's Former President Found Guilty Of Corruption". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 12, 2017.

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