Lula da Silva, Luís Inácio

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

b. 27 Oct 1945, Garanhuns, Pernambuco

Title: Presidente da República (President of the Republic)
Term: 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006
Chronology: 27 Oct 2002, elected by direct popular voting
  1 Jan 2003, took the oath of office at the session of the National Congress, Congressional Palace, meeting hall of the Chamber of Deputies, Brasília [1]
  31 Dec 2006, expiration of term
Term: 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010
Chronology: 29 Oct 2006, elected by direct popular voting
  1 Jan 2007, took the oath of office at the session of the National Congress, Congressional Palace, meeting hall of the Chamber of Deputies, Brasília [2]
  31 Dec 2010, expiration of term
Names/titles: Original name: Luiz Inácio da Silva (changed to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva c. 1982)
Biography:
Originated from the family which immigrated from impoverished north of Brazil to the State of São Paulo in 1952; worked as a shoe shiner and as an office boy; studied at a technical school and in 1966 received a job with the Indústrias Villares, a major metallurgical enterprise; in the early 1970s, he became a trade union activist and was elected (1975) president of a trade union of metallurgy industry workers; founded the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) in 1980; was prosecuted by the military authorities, spending a month in prison; elected to the Chamber of Deputies (1986) as a representative for the State of São Paulo; was a runner-up at three consecutive elections of President of the Republic in 1989, 1994 and 1998, eventually winning in 2002; was re-elected in 2006.
Elections:

Candidate Popular vote (1st round: 6 Oct 2002) Popular vote (2nd round: 27 Oct 2002)
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 39,454,692 (46.44%) 52,793,364 (61.27%)
José Serra 19,705,061 (23.20%) 33,370,739 (38.73%)
Anthony William "Garotinho" Mathéus de Oliveira 15,179,879 (17.87%) -
Ciro Ferreira Gomes 10,170,666 (11.97%) -
José Maria de Almeida "zé Maria" 402,232 (0.47%) -
Rui Costa Pimenta 38,619 (0.05%) -
blank 2,873,720 1,727,760
invalid 6,976,107 3,772,138
votes cast 94,804,126 91,664,259

Candidate Popular vote (1st round: 1 Oct 2006) Popular vote (2nd round: 29 Oct 2006)
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 46,662,365 (48.61%) 58,295,042 (60.83%)
Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin Filho 39,968,369 (41.64%) 37,543,178 (39.17%)
Heloísa Helena Lima de Moraes Carvalho 6,575,393 (6.85%) -
Cristovam Ricardo Cavalcanti Buarque 2,538,844 (2.64%) -
Ana Maria Teixeira Rangel 126,404 (0.13%) -
José Maria Eymael 63,294 (0.07%) -
Luciano Caldas Bivar 62,064 (0.06%) -
blank 2,866,205 1,351,448
invalid 5,957,521 4,808,553
votes cast 104,820,459 101,998,221

[1] Diário do Congresso Nacional, sessão conjunta, ano LVIII - N° 1 - quinta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2003.
[2] Diário do Congresso Nacional, sessão conjunta, ano LXIII - N° 1 - terça-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2007.
Last updated on: 02 Jan 2011 02:53:45