Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva also known as "Lula" is a former Brazilian leader. He was President of Brazil from 2003 to 2011 and a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT – Partido dos Trabalhadores) and ran for president three times unsuccessfully, first in the 1989 election, then again in 1994 and 1998. Lula achieved victory in the 2002 election, and was inaugurated as president on 1 January 2003. In the 2006 election he was elected for a second term as president, which ended on 1 January 2011. The character Luiz is named after him.