brasilia, There was finally a change of power in Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro, considered invincible in South America’s largest country Brazil, has lost the election. Leftist leader and former President Lula da Silva has been elected as the new President. He defeated Bolsonaro by a margin of less than one percent of the vote. Lula da Silva defeated the incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro by about 21 lakh 39 thousand votes. Lula is the leader of the Left Workers’ Party. Bolsonaro will remain acting president until the new president takes office on January 1, 2023, the New York Times reported.
This year Lula ran for the presidency for the sixth time, which he won. He had contested elections for the first time in 1989. This will be the third time that Lula will take the presidency. Prior to this, he was elected President twice between 2003 and 2010. Before joining politics, he used to work in a factory. Significantly, on October 30, the second round of voting for the presidential election took place. Lula da Silva got 50.90 percent while Bolsonaro got 49.10 percent of the vote.
According to the Brazilian constitution, a candidate must secure at least 50 percent of the vote to win an election. In the first round of voting held last month, Lula got 48.4 percent while Bolsonaro got 43.23 percent of the vote. Nonetheless, 77-year-old Lula da Silva campaigned to end corruption in the election field. He said that corruption increased during Bolsonaro’s era. By the way, when Lula was also the President, he had to step down due to corruption. He spent 580 days in jail after the corruption charges were proved true.
However, after the decision of the presidential election, now the eyes of the whole world are on Bolsonaro and his supporters. Bolsonaro had already made it clear that if he lost the election, he would follow the path of former US President Donald Trump and would not accept the results. Now after his defeat, the danger of violence in the country has increased. A huge police force has been deployed.