Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has been elected the next president of Brazil, in a stunning comeback following a tight run-off race on Sunday.

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His victory heralds a political about-face for Latin America’s largest country, after four years of Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right administration.

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A supporter of Lula da Silva reacts while gathering with fellow supporters on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Brasilia, Brazil October 30, 2022.

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There are not two Brazils. We are one country, one people, one great nation,” Lula da Silva also said.

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This will be his third term, after previously governing Brazil for two consecutive terms between 2003 and 2010.

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This will be his third term, after previously governing Brazil for two consecutive terms between 2003 and 2010.

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Supporters of Lula da Silva react as they gather on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Brasilia, Brazil October 30, 2022.

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With more than 58 million votes cast for his rival Bolsonaro – who had been endorsed by former US President Donald Trump

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Lula da Silva will have to form “pragmatic alliances” with parts of the center and the right that bought into his predecessor’s politics, adds Thiago Amparo, professor of law and human rights at FGV business school in São Paulo.

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