Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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39th President of Brazil
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Succeeded by Dilma Rousseff
Personal details
Born October 27, 1945 (1945-10-27) (age 71)
Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
Spouse(s) Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva
Religion Roman Catholicism

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.

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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