Elections in Brazil: Luis Ignacio Lula Da Silva wins the presidential elections in the second round

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Luis Ignacio Lula Da Silva won this Sunday, October 30, 2022 the presidential elections in Brazil in the second round. The left-wing candidate collected 50.83% of the votes, ahead of the outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro and his 49.17%.

Lula returns to power after 11 years beating the far right president Jair Bolsonaro.

A victory quickly greeted by the president-elect who wrote ”Democratia” on Twitter with the Brazilian flag and his left hand whose small right hand was cut in a metallurgical plant.

And it is almost all the left-wing leaders of Latin America who greet the victory of the former trade unionist.

Cuban President Manuel Canel Diaz hailed the victory of a brother: ‘Dear brother Lula ( @LulaOficial ), I congratulate you on behalf of the Cuban government and people, who celebrate your great victory for unity, peace and Latin American and Caribbean integration. It has always #Cuba.”

Same reaction from Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font: ”Lula. Alegría!”, Lula the joy in French.

Former president Dilma Ruseff hailed her mentor’s victory. “For Brazil to be happy again! #Lula13″, she wrote on Twitter.

For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Lula after his victory with a message posted on Twitter: ”Congratulations, dear @LulaOficial, for your election that 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”.
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said: “When Lula was imprisoned to prevent him from running for office, they not only stole his freedom, they also stole democracy in Brazil.
They did the same thing in Ecuador with a ridiculous sentence for “psychic influence”.
In Ecuador the popular revenge will be greater, he warns in a congratulatory message on Twitter.

It is necessary to say that scenes of jubilation were noticed in Sao Paolo not far from the campaign headquarters of Lula who has just beaten Jair Bolsonaro who had expressed the will to contest the results for fraud.

The head of the Haitian government Ariel Henry also sent his congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for his re-election as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. “I want to send him, on behalf of my government and the Haitian people, my best wishes for success in this new mission, while wishing the strengthening of relations of friendship and solidarity between #Haiti and #Brazil” wrote on Twitter the Prime Minister of Haiti.

This is the first time that a president in power has lost a presidential election in Brazil.


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