Brazil court clears Lula to take up cabinet post

AFP , Friday 18 Mar 2016

A Brazilian court cleared ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Friday to start work as chief of staff to his embattled successor Dilma Rousseff, overturning an injunction blocking his appointment.

Lula still faces 12 other court challenges to his nomination, which opponents reject on grounds that he faces corruption charges and is suspected of seeking ministerial immunity to avoid arrest. Government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling putting all the cases to rest.

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