Lula hopes to enter Brazil govt by Thursday

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 28, 2016Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a key player in the political storm engulfing Latin America’s biggest country, said Saturday that he hopes the Supreme Court will approve his entry into the government by Thursday. Current President Dilma Rousseff named Lula her chief of staff in a bid to stiffen her desperate campaign to avoid impeachment in Congress. “On Thursday I will take up my post as chief of staff, if the Supreme Court approves, so that I can help President Dilma,” Lula told a rally in the north-eastern city of Fortaleza.

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