Lula says no fighter jet decision before he leaves office

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he will not make a decision on a multi-billion-dollar jet fighter purchase before stepping down on January 1, according to state media.

Government news agency Agencia Brasil and television station TV Brasil said Lula late Monday declared that it would be up to the government of his successor, Dilma Rousseff, to decide the work out the close-fought competition.

© 2010 AFP

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