Brazil's Lula announces Fernando Haddad as finance minister

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's former President and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Sao Paulo Governor candidate Fernando Haddad react at an election night gathering on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's leftist President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will be his finance minister, ending days of speculation about one of his key ministerial appointments.

Lula is set to take office on Jan. 1 from incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who he defeated in an October election.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu)

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