Brazil's Lula on verge of joining government: sources

Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is about to join the government of his embattled protege and successor Dilma Rousseff, reports sayBrazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is about to join the government of his embattled protege and successor Dilma Rousseff, administration sources said Tuesday, as both seek to save their political lives. “There are two possibilities for Lula in the government: chief of staff or cabinet secretary,” an administration source told AFP, saying the former president would travel to Brasilia Monday or Tuesday to discuss his options with Rousseff in person. Speculation had swirled in recent days that such a move was imminent, as both Lula and Rousseff’s political stars waned.

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