Lula da Silva to be President of Brazil again after a long time
Brazil's next president, Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva, has been elected as Brazil's next president on Sunday after a hard-fought return.
Lula da Silva's victory marked the start of a political face-off for the largest country in Latin America, four years after the far-right administration of Jair Bolsonaro.
Imprisoned for 580 days after a series of corruption charges, the 76-year-old politician's victory represents a return to power for the left in Brazil
The captivity culminates in a victorious personal return for Lula da Silva. His conviction was later quashed by the Supreme Court, paving the way for his re-election.
"They tried to bury me alive and here I am," he said in an encouraging speech Sunday evening to supporters and journalists.He called the victory his political "resurrection".
"From January 1, 2023, I will rule for the 215 million Brazilians, not just those who vote for me. There are not two Brazils. We are one country, one people, one great nation," said Lula da Silva Said too.
With victories by leftist leaders in Argentina, Colombia and Chile. But Lula da Silva, a former union leader with a blue-collar background, has throughout her campaign tried to reassure moderates.
Lula da Silva said she would prompt Congress to approve a tax reform that would exempt low-income people from paying income tax.
With the vast Amazon rainforest reaching record levels, under Bolsonaro's presidency, Lula da Silva has repeatedly stated during his campaign that he would try to stop deforestation.