Lawmakers Adding ‘Lula’ to Name in Support of Ex-Leader

Granting his request 'for everyone to become Lula' federal and state lawmakers are adding the name of the former President to their own legislative name.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are taking to heart one of the last requests made by the two-term president hours before he turned himself in to police to start his twelve-year jail term. In his last speech before surrendering he asked everyone ‘to become Lula” and lawmakers are doing just that, adding the name Lula to their own name.

“I ask to change my name in the roster of this House (Senate), including in the electronic voting board of the plenary, my lawmaker’s . . .

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