Brazil’s Lula seen favoring leftist Haddad for finance minister, sources say

Brazil’s Lula seen favoring leftist Haddad for finance minister, sources say
Brazilians vote in presidential election run-off

By Lisandra Paraguassu

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Leftist former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad is emerging as the front-runner to be Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s finance minister, three sources said, although they added no decision has yet been made.

A Haddad appointment would likely be seen by investors as the latest sign that Lula appears to be elevating leftist allies over centrists in formulating his government-in-waiting’s economic policy.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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