Brazil ReElect Former President Lula Da Silva Against Bolsonaro
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to win the Brazilian presidential election.
According to the Supreme Electoral Court, Mr. da Silva won the runoff election on Sunday after receiving 50.9% of the vote, defeating incumbent far-right Jair Bolsonaro (TSE). According to the official results, Mr. da Silva received 50.9% of the vote versus Mr. Bolsonaro’s 49.3%.
In his victory speech, Mr. da Silva, who had spent 18 months in prison following a corruption conviction that was eventually overturned, called for “peace and togetherness” and pledged to speak for all Brazilians.
“Today, the only winner is the Brazilian people,” Lula da Silva inform the crowds gathering at Sao Paulo hotel. “This isn’t a victory of mine or the Workers’ Party, nor the parties that supported me in campaign,” he insinuate. “It’s the victory of a democratic movement that formed above political parties, personal interests and ideologies so that democracy came out victorious.”
President of the United States Joe Biden commended Mr. Lula da Silva for defeating Bolsonaro in a “free, fair, and legitimate” election.
I send my congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil following free, fair, and credible elections. I look forward to working together to continue the cooperation between our two countries in the months and years ahead.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 31, 2022
“I send my congratulations to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil following free, fair, and credible elections,” Mr Biden tweet in a statement. “I look forward to working together to continue the cooperation between our two countries in the months and years ahead,” he added.
Also French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted a congratulatory mesaage. “Congratulations, dear @LulaOficial, for your election which opens a new page in the history of Brazil. Together, we will join forces to meet the many common challenges and renew the bond of friendship between our two countries,”
Toutes mes félicitations, cher @LulaOficial, pour ton élection qui ouvre une nouvelle page de l'histoire du Brésil. Ensemble, nous allons unir nos forces pour relever les nombreux défis communs et renouer le lien d'amitié entre nos deux pays.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 30, 2022
The environment protection is one of the shared concerns between Canada and Brazil, according to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada. He said he was looking forward to working with Mr. da Silva “to enhance the connection between our countries.”
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, also expressed his congratulations.
Accept my heartfelt congrats, please… Your tremendous political authority has been reaffirmed by the election results, according to Mr. Putin. I sincerely hope that our combined efforts will advance the growth of positive Russian-Brazilian collaboration in all spheres.