Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
|Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|35th President of Brazil|
1 January 2003 – 1 January 2011
|Vice President||José Alencar|
|Preceded by||Fernando Henrique Cardoso|
|Succeeded by||Dilma Rousseff|
|Leader of the Workers' Party|
10 February 1980 – 15 November 1994
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||27 Oṣù Kẹ̀wá 1945
|Political party||Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT)|
|Spouse(s)||Maria de Lurdes (Deceased)
Marisa Letícia Rocco Casa
Marcos Cláudio (Adopted)
|Residence||São Bernardo do Campo|
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Itokasi[àtúnṣe | àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]
- "Folha Online – Mundo – "Lula é um católico a seu modo", diz d. Cláudio Hummes – 06/04/2005". .folha.uol.com.br. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- Luiz Inácio da Silva was Lula's full birth name, which he used from 1945 to 1982, but he has been known as Lula since childhood; the nickname itself is a hypocoristic for Luiz with consonantal reduplication. Consequently, Lula became the name by which he was known throughout his career as a metallurgical worker, and as he emerged in the national scene as a union leader, and for all his political life. In 1982, in order to run for governorship of the state of São Paulo, Lula changed his legal name, adding the nickname Lula by which he was nationally known. Under Brazilian electoral laws at the time, one could only use one's legal name to run for public office. Currently, Brazilian newspapers refer to him either (more formally) using his full name Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva or (informally or on second reference) only his moniker Lula.