‘Shoeshine President’ scuffed by scandal

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Four years ago Brazilian president Lula Ignacio de Silva was swept to power by a landslide election success and a groundswell of goodwill that seemed to herald a new political dawn in the world’s fifth largest country. (CNN — 4 hours ago)
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‘Shoeshine President’ scuffed by scandal
‘Shoeshine President’ scuffed by scandal

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil says he is certain he will be re-elected in a second round of voting. (BBC News — 3 October, 2006)
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Brazil’s presidential election goes to a second round after incumbent Lula fails to win an outright victory. (BBC News — 3 October, 2006)
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Luiz In�cio Lula da Silva finished first in the presidential vote, but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a runoff on Oct. 29. With more than 99.2 percent of the ballots tabulated, Da Silva, his momentum checked by a last-minute corruption scandal, had 48.65 percent of the vote. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazil’s leftist president led his main challenger in his bid for re-election Sunday, but was falling just shy of the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff, results showed. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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