Brazil court delays ruling on Lula's cabinet job

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva delivers a speech during a rally in support of President Dilma Rousseff, in Rio de Janeiro on April 11, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Supreme Court dealt a new blow to embattled President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, postponing a decision on whether to let her influential predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, join her government. The latest delay leaves Lula, who was named chief of staff last month, in limbo while Rousseff’s own job hangs by a thread, amid an impeachment fight that could force her to step aside within weeks. Rousseff had given Lula, her political mentor, the ministerial job on March 16, betting on his political prowess to save her job.

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