For now, Lula's biggest obstacles are the federal budget and the central bank.
The 61.3 percent who voted for Lula appear willing to make sacrifices, as long as they can participate in government.
Ronald Berger, German economic consultant and friend of Gerhard Schroder, said Lula can learn from Germany's leftist leadership.
An earlier injunction barring Lula from becoming chief of staff was (www.ibtimes.com/brazilian-judge-suspends-lulas-appointment-chief-staff-amid-street-protests-2338516) overturned Thursday, as a legal tug-of-war gripped the nation.
However, Friday's decision to suspend Lula from ministerial office can be appealed before a plenary session of the court, signaling more court battles may follow before the once wildly popular Brazilian leader gets a seat in Rousseff's cabinet.