Brazil's Bolsonaro Offers No Concession as Leftist Lula Declared Presidential Election Win

President-elect Lula will face a hostile Congress and have "a weak government," said AS/COA's Brian Winter to Agence France-Presse.

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called for "peace and unity" after narrowly winning a divisive runoff election Sunday, capping a remarkable political comeback by defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who has yet to accept defeat.

The victory marks a stunning turnaround for the charismatic but tarnished leftist heavyweight, who left office in 2010 as the most popular president in Brazilian history, fell into disgrace when he was imprisoned for 18 months on controversial, since-quashed corruption charges, and now returns for an unprecedented third term at age 77. […]

Lula's win is "one of the biggest comebacks in modern political history," tweeted Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

But the president-elect will face a hostile Congress and have "a weak government," Winter told AFP. […]

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