The elected president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvawon Sunday’s election by a narrow margin of 2.1 million votes over the current ruler, Jair Bolsonaroaccording to official data released this Monday with 100% of the ballot boxes counted.
The historic progressive leader, who will assume power on January 1, 2023, won with 50.9% of the votes, while the far-right leader kept 49.1%, according to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). ).
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Lulawho already governed the country between 2003 and 2010, received 60,345,999 votes compared to 58,206,354 for Bolsonaro, who lost the presidential race with even more votes than those he obtained in the 2018 elections (57,797,847), which brought to power.
They have been the tightest elections in the history of an extremely polarized Brazil.
It was also the first time that a president lost the re-election dispute since heads of state were allowed to re-elect in 1997.
Bolsonaroa retired Army captain, has not yet ruled on the results of the elections, when more than 12 hours have passed since the electoral authorities mathematically declared Lula’s victory.
The victory of the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) in the ballot received strong and rapid institutional support in Brazil and was quickly recognized by the main world leaders, due to suspicions that the Brazilian head of state would question it.
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