• Maibort Petit

Brazil Election Round 2

Updated: Nov 3

The world awaits to see if another country in South America will be won over by the left, Socialism.




Results released by Brazil’s Electoral Superior Court showed left-wing candidate and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has a slight lead over right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro. The election law requires a presidential candidate to accrue 50% or more of the vote to win the election otherwise the candidates face off in a round 2.



Brazil election results at 99% count

Lula da Silva

48.4%

Bolsonaro

43.2%


Lula is a candidate from the Left. He was Brazil's President from 2002 to 2010. He faced corruption charges which were thrown out by the courts. However, those charges did not allow him to run for office in 2018.


Bolsonaro is referred to as Trump of the Tropics.


Covid has badly hurt the country's economy and that makes it hard on the incumbent.

This election according to one of the candidates has him “deeply concerned” about Brazil’s political polarization.

“I have never seen a situation so complex, so challenging, so potentially threatening to our fortunes as a nation,” he said.



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