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Transition gets underway as first members of Lula team are named

Nine days after Brazil’s presidential runoff election, Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin on Tuesday unveiled the first names of the cabinet that will lead the transition of power between the outgoing administration of President Jair Bolsonaro and the incoming Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva government. The new administration takes office on January 1, 2023.

The first nominations are a mix between bonafide Lula allies and names that reach further across the aisle. Among the former is Aloizio Mercadante, who coordinated Lula’s campaign manifesto, and Congresswoman Gleisi Hoffmann, chair of the Workers’ Party.

Ms. Hoffmann will be in charge of coordination with…

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