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On January 1, 2007, Luis In cio Lula da Silva, of the leftist Workers Party PT, was inaugurated for a second four-year term as President of Brazil. Lula was re-elected in the second round of voting with fairly broad popular support. His immediate tasks were to boost Brazils lagging economic growth and address the issues of crime, violence, and poverty. Despite President Lulas personal popularity, many predicted that intra-party rivalries within his governing coalition would make it hard for him to push his agenda through Brazils notoriously fractured legislature.
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