World reacts as Lula wins Brazil presidential election | Elections News

World leaders reward conduct of election after shedding rival Jair Bolsonaro made baseless claims of electoral fraud.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has received Brazil’s election by a whisker, defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a closely-fought second-round vote.

Brazil’s election authority mentioned Lula, a former union chief who was beforehand president between 2003 and 2010, secured 50.8 % of the vote in Sunday’s election in contrast with 49.2 % for Bolsonaro.

The 77-year-old tweeted a photograph of his hand touching the Brazilian flag with the phrase ‘democracy’ written above in celebration of his victory, marking a shocking comeback for a politician who was jailed on corruption prices that had been overturned by the Supreme Courtroom final yr.

Lula’s inauguration will happen on January 1.

Politicians from world wide have begun to ship messages of congratulations on social media and thru official statements.

Listed here are a few of them.

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez

“Congratulations @LulaOficial! Your victory opens a brand new period for the historical past of Latin America. A time of hope that begins right this moment. Right here you’ve gotten a associate with whom you may work to create a greater life for all our peoples.”

Chile President Gabriel Boric Font

“Lula. Pleasure!”

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“Lula received. The folks of Brazil are blessed. There might be equality and humanity.”

US President Joe Biden

“I ship my congratulations to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his election to be the following president of Brazil following free, truthful, and credible elections. I look ahead to working collectively to proceed the cooperation between our two international locations within the months and years forward.”

Lula in an open top car driving along a road lined by supporters trying to take pictures
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva did not win within the first spherical, setting the stage for a bitter combat in a run-off towards far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro [Carl de Souza/AFP]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“The folks of Brazil have spoken. I’m trying ahead to working with @LulaOficial to strengthen the partnership between our international locations, to ship outcomes for Canadians and Brazilians, and to advance shared priorities — like defending the setting. Congratulations, Lula!”

French President Emmanuel Macron

“Congratulations @LulaOficial, in your election which opens a brand new web page within the historical past of Brazil. Collectively we’ll be a part of forces to handle the various frequent challenges [we face] and renew the bond of friendship between our two international locations.”

European Union overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell Fontelles

“Brazilian residents went to the polls to elect their new president in a peaceable and well-organised election.

Parabens @LulaOficial in your election!

I look ahead to working collectively and advancing EU-Brazil relations together with your authorities, and with new Congress & State authorities.”

 

 

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