World leaders reward conduct of election after dropping rival Jair Bolsonaro made baseless claims of electoral fraud.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won 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 p.c of the vote in Sunday’s election in contrast with 49.2 p.c 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 charges that were overturned by the Supreme Court docket final 12 months.
Lula’s inauguration will happen on January 1.
— Lula 13 (@LulaOficial) October 30, 2022
Politicians from all over the world have begun to ship messages of congratulations on social media and thru official statements.
Listed below 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 might have a accomplice with whom you possibly can work to create a greater life for all our peoples.”
Chile President Gabriel Boric Font
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
“Lula gained. The folks of Brazil are blessed. There will probably be equality and humanity.”
US President Joe Biden
“I ship my congratulations to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his election to be the subsequent 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.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
“The folks of Brazil have spoken. I’m wanting 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 surroundings. 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 are going to be part of forces to deal with the various widespread 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.”
Congratulations to @LulaOficial on profitable Brazil’s historic election.
This can be a victory for social justice, Indigenous rights and the way forward for humanity.
The worldwide battle for equality, democracy and peace goes on. Lula’s triumph proves that, collectively, we are able to win.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 30, 2022