Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro to again become Brazil’s president
Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro
Brazil now has a new leader. The nation restored Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to power after Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil’s far-right administration was overthrown by the president-elect.
With his victory, the 76-year-old politician brings the left back into power in Brazil and brings an end to a spectacular political comeback for Lula da Silva, who was imprisoned for 580 days following a slew of corruption allegations. His path to running for reelection was opened up when the Supreme Court later overturned the sentences.
He will assume control of a nation that is still working to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak and is riven by extreme inequality.
After already leading Brazil for two terms in a row between 2003 and 2010, this will be his third tenure.