Lula da Silva officially won the Brazilian elections, and narrowly beat Jair Bolsonaro. He polled 50,8% votes, and Bolsonaro polled 49,2%. It’s safe to say: It was a close election.
On his victory, Lula just simply tweeted: “Democracy” with a picture of the Brasilian flag over his hand.
After he was announced, he said: “They tried to bury me alive, and I’m here!” One of the main issues he had, millions of Brazilians thought he is corrupt.
In his first speech, Silva said he will reunite divided Brazil, seek fair global trade, promise more social and environmental responsibility, and keep The Amazon rainforest alive.
US President, Joe Biden congratulated Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for his victory on Sunday in “free, fair and credible elections,” and said he looks forward to continued cooperation between the countries.
Will Bolsonaro accept the defeat? He builds his campaign (same as Trump), and he can challenge the result if he loses. For months he claimed the voting machine build for scams, and fraud, so the whole system can be questioned.
Who is the Brazilian elections winner?
Lula da Silva was born 27 October 1945. He is a Brazilian politician and trade unionist. He was Brazilian president between 2003 and 2010.
In 2017 he was sentenced for nine and a half years in prison for accepting $1.2 million in bribes. in 2018 after the Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court decision, he needed to start his time.
In 2019 The Intercept published leaked Telegram messages between the judge in Lula’s case, Sérgio Moro, and the lead prosecutor, Deltan Dallagnol, in which they allegedly conspired to convict Lula to prevent his candidacy for the 2018 presidential election.
After 580 days in the prison he was a free man again.