Crowds Take to Sao Paulo Streets as Lula Beats Bolsonaro in Brazil Election

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the county’s presidential election on Sunday, October 30, ousting Bolsonaro after just one term.

Lula had secured 50.8 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of votes counted, while Bolsonaro, the right-wing leader who was elected in 2018, received 49.1 percent, according to Brazil’s electoral authority.

Speaking in Sao Paulo, the president-elect reportedly told a crowd of supporters at his victory party: “Brazil is back!”.

Lula supporters gathered to celebrate his victory on Paulista Avenue, one of the city’s main streets. Footage by Polícia Militar do Estado de Sao Paulo shows crowds beginning to gather outside the Brazilian Financial center as the result was announced on Sunday evening. Credit: Polícia Militar do Estado de Sao Paulo via Storyful

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