Aerial view of Sao Paulo, Brazil

“I will govern for 215 million Brazilians, and not only those who voted for me. There are not two Brazils. We are one people, one great nation.”

Brazil's President-Elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after beating the current conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro, by a narrow margin. It is the first time in Brazil's modern history that a sitting president did not win re-election.

Published on

oct 31, 2022

Why It Matters: Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy. President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was president from 2003-2011, was imprisoned for corruption while running for president in 2018. His victory, however, is part of a "wave of recent leftist victories in the region, including Chile, Colombia and Argentina" (The Associated Press).

Lula defeats Bolsonaro to again become Brazil’s president (The Associated Press)

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