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Party in Brazil: Lula is president again

lulaAfter enduring lawfare, prison and persecution, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, he was again elected president in Brazil. At 00:18 (local time) this Monday, October 31, the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil confirmed on its website the closure of the count in one hundred percent of the 472,075 polling stations open in the country for the second round of the elections in which the presidency was defined.

The elected president, the leader of the Workers’ Party, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, obtained 50.90% of the votes (60,345,999), with an advantage of 1.80 points (+ 2,139,645 votes) over his opponent, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro, who until this Sunday was running for re-election, finished with 49.10% of the votes (58,206,354).

The website of the Superior Electoral Court reported an attendance at the polls of 79.41% (124,252,796) of voters and an abstention of 20.59% (32,200,558).

118,552,353 valid votes (95.41%), 3,930,765 invalid votes (3.16%) and 1,769,678 blank votes (1.43%) were counted.

Source: Supreme Electoral Court.

On this day, more than 156 million Brazilians were enabled to go to the polls and elect the candidate of their choice. At 5:00 p.m. (local time) the polling stations closed and the vote count began.

Now in the streets of Brazil it is celebrated. In addition, reactions arrive from different parts of the world. Among them, those of the leaders of Venezuela, Mexico and Bolivia.

Other figures in the region have sent their congratulations through the social network Twitter, such as the vice president of Colombia, Francia Márquez, and former presidents Evo Morales and Rafael Correa, of Bolivia and Ecuador, respectively.



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