World Leaders Congratulate Lula on Election Victory

"It's much closer than anyone thought," said AS/COA's Brian Winter to Deutsche Welle.

World leaders congratulated former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a tight runoff race that marked a stunning comeback for the veteran leftist.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz congratulated Lula, saying he looked forward to cooperating with Lula, especially on the topics of trade and climate protection. […]

"This is going to be a messy election," said Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly. "It's much closer than anyone thought."…

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