Elections in Brazil: the images of the celebrations after the triumph of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Elections in Brazil: the images of the celebrations after the triumph of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

October 31, 2022, 6:32 AM

October 31, 2022, 6:32 AM

Lula waving with his wife during an event after his victory.

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defeated the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, in the Brazilian presidential elections.

In a close fight between ideological antagonists that divided Latin America’s largest democracy, Lula won by a narrow margin, obtaining 50.9% of the vote, according to the Superior Electoral Tribunal.

The new president will take the oath on January 1, 2023.

With his victory, the left returns to power in Brazil and ends the most right-wing government in decades.

With 49.16% of the votes obtained, Bolsonaro becomes the first president who has not been re-elected since the possibility of a second term was approved in 1997.

The Court considered Lula the winner when the election was “mathematically defined.”

Lula's supporters

Lula’s supporters celebrated his victory in Rio de Janeiro.

Lula was president for 8 years, left with a high popularity rating and was imprisoned for corruption, but with his victory this Sunday, at the age of 77, he confirmed his political resurrection.
Lula hugging his wife Rosangela

Lula said in his celebration speech “they tried to bury me alive and today I am here to govern this country.”
Lula supporters

Lula surpassed the right-wing Bolsonaro by more than two million votes and thus returns to the power he held from 2003 to 2010 and after spending 19 months in prison.
Bolsonaro supporters in Brasilia

Among Bolsonaro’s supporters in Brasilia there were emotional scenes when the result was announced.
Bolsonaro supporters

Many of Bolsonaro’s supporters wept when the recount of the current president’s votes became clear during the second round of the elections.

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