“I cannot say no because I am still alive”

Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred by the country’s constitution from serving as president for three consecutive terms. So at the new year, he’ll hand off to his hand-picked successor. But will he run again later when a third term wouldn’t be consecutive? He might.

He leaves office (for now) as the most popular president in his country’s history, thanks to smart fiscal policies that have put Brazil on a durable growth trajectory.


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