The President of the Republic, Luis Lacalle Pou, gave a press conference this Sunday after his arrival from Japan, where he considered that the balance of the mission, whose objective was to diversify markets and increase trade between nations, was positive and announced that will participate in the inauguration of the elected Brazilian president Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva on January 1, 2023.
Before the news known in the last hours of this day that Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva was elected president of Brazil, Lacalle Pou greeted the people of that country and Da Silva, and wished that bilateral relations continue as they have been until now or “improve even more”. He added that in recent times good agreements have been signed regarding bilaterality with the northern nation. He stressed the importance of the new government being inclined to modernize Mercosur and open it to the world, and announced that he will participate in the inauguration of the elected president on January 1, 2023.
The candidate of the left, 77 years old, surpassed Jair Bolsonaro by less than two points and returns to power in a divided Brazil. According to the latest update, 99% of the votes were counted, Lula obtained 60,345,825 votes (50.9%) and Bolsonaro 58,206,322 (49.1%). Lula will assume the presidency on January 1st. It is the tightest difference in modern Brazilian democracy, barely two million votes out of 124 cast. “I consider myself a citizen who has experienced a process of resurrection. They tried to bury me alive and here I am,” Lula said in his first appearance after the results.