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How did President Lula achieve such high popularity in the management of public affairs, even though he could not fulfill his promises of changes in social and economic changes? Lula swore to pursue three goals: (1) expanding participatory democracy nationwide, (2) granting policy priority on the enhancement of the poor people, (3) raising government transparency and honest, among others. While the Lula government achieved an incomplete success, it could receive a high approval rate from the people because Lula generated practical changes for the whole country. This paper emphasizes that Lula made a great effort to include his opponents in the implementation of his promises. Although there were various elements that hindered the pursuit of his ideal society, he managed them patiently and made every sector of people approve his causes.