Brazil re-elects Former Leftist President Lula da Silva
Ten News Network
Brazil (31/10/2022): On Sunday night, Brazil’s electoral authority announced that leftist candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has defeated Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections.
This is an outstanding comeback for Lula who was president from 2003-2010.
A former factory worker who became Brazil’s first working-class president 20 years ago, Lula vowed to reunify Brazil following a toxic race for power which has divided one of the world’s largest democracies.
Speaking to journalists at a hotel in São Paulo, Lula said: “I will govern for 215m Brazilians … and not just for those who voted for me. There are not two Brazils. We are one country, one people – a great nation”.
Furthermore, he vowed to wage war on hunger, racism, and to fight environmental destruction which had soared under Bolsonaro.