Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro to become Brazil´s president
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the left-wing Workers’ Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president, Brazil’s electoral authority said on Sunday. With 98.8% of the votes tallied, da Silva had 50.8% and Bolsonaro 49.2%, and the election authority said da Silva’s victory was a mathematical certainty. Da Silva, the country’s president from 2003-2010, has promised to restore Brazil’s more prosperous past, yet faces headwinds in a polarised society. It is a stunning return to power for da Silva, 77, whose 2018 imprisonment over a corruption scandal sidelined him from that year’s election, paving the way for then-candidate Bolsonaro’s win and four years of far-right politics. His victory marks the first time since Brazil’s 1985 return to democracy that the sitting president has failed to win re-election. His inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 1.
Via: Daily Mail