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World leaders congratulated Lula on his victory in the Brazilian presidential elections

Supporters of Brazil's former president and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva react as they gather on the day of the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 30, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)
Supporters of Brazil’s former president and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva react as they gather on the day of the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 30, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

The first of the world leaders to congratulate Lula was Colombian President Gustavo Petrowho with a brief “Viva Lula” greeted the candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT).

Petro, close to Lula, thus echoed the trade unionist’s return to the Presidency of Brazil, who won in the second round with 50.66% of the votes against his opponent, President Jair Bolsonaro who got 49.35%. , with 95.00% counted.

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Lula was, together with the Chilean Gabriel B.oric and the Mexican Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the axes on which Petro wanted to build a new Latin American union bloc.

For its part, the Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquezwho is also close to Lula, with whom she met after being elected last July, sent her “an ancestral hug” along with her congratulations.

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, was one of the first to celebrate Lula's victory
The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, was one of the first to celebrate Lula’s victory

“May wisdom accompany you in this new stage directing the destinies of this sister nation,” the Afro-Colombian vice president wished.

Another to congratulate Lula was the US President Joe Bidenwho described the presidential elections in Brazil as “free, fair and reliable”.

“I send my congratulations to Luis Inácio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil in these free, fair and reliable elections. I look forward to working together to continue the cooperation of the two countries in the coming months and years,” Biden said in a message released by the White House, and later posted by the president on his social media.

Joe Biden's tweet after knowing the results of the elections in Brazil
Joe Biden’s tweet after knowing the results of the elections in Brazil

With this statement issued shortly after learning of Lula’s victory, The United States has wanted to legitimize the result of the Brazilian elections.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinkenalso greeted Lula and congratulated the people of Brazil for exercising their right to vote and reaffirming the strength of their democracy.

"Congratulations to the Brazilian people for exercising their right to vote and reaffirming the strength of their democracy.  We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with President-elect @LulaOficial as we build a democratic, prosperous and equitable hemisphere."he noted in his Blinken message.
“Congratulations to the Brazilian people for exercising their right to vote and reaffirming the strength of their democracy. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with President-elect @LulaOficial as we build a democratic, prosperous and equitable hemisphere,” Blinken said in his message.

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, affirmed this Sunday, when congratulating Lula da Silva, that “a time of hope and future” begins in Latin America.

“Congratulations Luna! Your victory opens a new time for the history of Latin America. A time of hope and future that begins today. Here you have a partner to work with and dream big about the good life of our peoples, ”the Argentine president wrote on his Twitter account, in which he published a photo together with the former president of Brazil between 2003 and 2010.

Fernández recalled the “injustices” that Lula experienced, after which he was again elected by the people of Brazil and “democracy has triumphed”, to conclude with this phrase: “Latin America dreams.”

The Argentine president also celebrated the triumph of the left in Brazil.
The Argentine president also celebrated the triumph of the left in Brazil.

The Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandezthanked Lula for returning “joy and hope” to the region with his victory in the second round of the elections in the South American country.

“Today more than ever, love and much happiness. Thank you people of Brazil. Thank you, comrade Lula, for returning joy and hope to our South America,” the former president (2007-2015) wrote on her Twitter account after the victory of the former president of Brazil between 2003 and 2010 over the current president, Jair Bolsonaro.

The Argentine Vice President congratulated the President-elect
The Argentine Vice President congratulated the President-elect

For its part, Gabriel Boric, President of Chile, congratulated the elected president of Brazil with a terse: “Lula. Happiness!”.

The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, greeted Lula for his victory and trusted that both will work to achieve “a more open Mercosur.” “We salute the president-elect of Brazil @LulaOficial. We trust to work for a modern Mercosur that is open to the world. Likewise, we hope to continue and improve the very good bilateral relations,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

“Our congratulations to @LulaOficial as the newly elected president of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and to the brother Brazilian people for this election day. We hope to continue working together for the prosperity of our peoples”, he wrote, for his part, Mario Benitezthe president of Paraguay.

The President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizoalso congratulated the elected president of Brazil.

“I greet the Brazilian people for their democratic electoral contest, and I congratulate the newly elected president @LulaOficial, wishing him the greatest success,” Cortizo said on his social networks.

“We hope to continue traveling together the path of friendship and cooperation for the benefit of our nations,” added the Panamanian leader.

The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, celebrated Lula’s victory and assured that his victory “strengthens democracy and integration.”

The message published by the Ecuadorian president, Guillermo Lasso
The message published by the Ecuadorian president, Guillermo Lasso

”Your victory strengthens democracy and Latin American integration. We are sure that you will lead the Brazilian people along the path of peace, progress and social justice, ”the Bolivian head of state wrote in congratulating him on Twitter.

The President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lassogreeted the victory of the PT candidate.

“I congratulate Lula on his election as president of the Federative Republic of Brazil. In democracy, we will continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation between our countries, for better days for our citizens. Our region continues to integrate in plurality, ”the Ecuadorian president wrote on his Twitter account.

In Europe, the first leader to greet Lula was the French President Emmanuel Macron.

“Congratulations, my dear Lula, for your election that begins a new chapter in the history of Brazil. Together we will join our forces to face many common challenges and renew the bonds of friendship between our two nations,” the French president wrote on his Twitter account.

Macron was the first European leader to congratulate Lula
Macron was the first European leader to congratulate Lula

The Portuguese Prime Minister António Costacongratulated the progressive leader and said that he hopes to work together with the elected president in the great global causes.

“I already had the opportunity to warmly congratulate Lula on his election as president of the Republic of Brazil. I face our joint work in the coming years with great enthusiasm, for Portugal and Brazil, but also around the great global causes, ”Costa said in a message posted on his Twitter account.

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrellcongratulated Lula da Silva and highlighted the development of the election day.

“Congratulations Lula on your election,” said the senior European official in a message posted on Twitter. “I hope that we work together and promote EU-Brazil relations with your government and with the new regional and congressional authorities,” he added.

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In the message, Borrell also highlighted the development of election day in the South American giant, which he stressed was carried out in a “peaceful and well-organized” manner.

“I look forward to working with you to address pressing global challenges, from food security to trade and climate change,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Lula in a congratulatory tweet.

Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the governments of EU member states, said Brazilian voters had opted for a change from the recent past. “The EU is committed to cooperating on global challenges: peace and stability, prosperity, climate change. And we will work with the entire region,” Michel tweeted.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, also used his social networks to congratulate Lula: “The Brazilians have decided. I look forward to working with Lula to strengthen the partnership between our countries, deliver results for Canadians and Brazilians, and advance our shared priorities, such as protecting the environment. Congratulations, Luna!”

Between the latin american dictators, Cuban Miguel Diaz-Canel he congratulated Lula for his “great victory” and greeted with his election the return of “social justice” to the South American country.

“Dear brother Lula, I congratulate you on behalf of the Cuban government and people, who celebrate your great victory in favor of unity, peace and Latin American and Caribbean integration. Always count on Cuba,” Díaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter.

“Cuba congratulates you, dear colleague. They delayed your victory with heinous methods, but they couldn’t prevent you from winning with the vote of the people. Lula returns, the Labor Party of Brazil returns, social justice will return,” added the Cuban leader.

The message published by the Bolivian president, Luis Arce
The message published by the Bolivian president, Luis Arce

For his part, the dictator Nicolas Maduro congratulated the Brazilian people for electing Lula as the new president of Brazil.

“Long live the peoples determined to be free, sovereign and independent! Today in Brazil democracy triumphed. Congratulations Luna! A Big Hug!” the Venezuelan dictator wrote on his Twitter account.

This Sunday the former trade unionist was elected president of Brazil with 50.8% of the vote, compared to 49.1% for Bolsonaro, in the most polarized elections in the country’s history.

Lula will assume the most important position in the South American country for the third time after governing Brazil twice between 2003 and 2010.

(With information from EFE)

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