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This is how world leaders reacted to Lula’s victory in Brazil

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(CNN Spanish) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was elected for a third term in Brazil after a close competition against his adversary, the current president Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected in 2018 and will end his presidential term on December 31.

Lula, who was once considered the most influential person in the worldaccording to TIME magazine, and later accused of corruption and money laundering, sent to prison and finally released after his conviction was overturned, was politically resurrected after a close presidential campaign against Bolsonaro, and won in a runoff election with just over 50% of votes in a highly divided country.

Politicians from all over the world, leaders and celebrities reacted to Lula’s victory, many celebrating his victory and the new era that is coming for Brazil.

Latin American leaders celebrate Lula’s return

From Mexico to Argentina, political leaders sent messages to the president-elect of Brazil and pointed out that Lula’s victory is the beginning of a new era in regional politics.

This they said:

President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez

Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

President of Chile, Gabriel Boric

President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro

Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez

Bolivian President Luis Arce

President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel

President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei

President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro

President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

The Nicaraguan government said in a statement signed by President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, that they celebrated Lula’s victory.

“With joy we celebrate their well-deserved victory, praying to God to give them health, strength and much love to build together and encouraged the future of their great country, the well-being of families and continue contributing to the search for peace in the world” , says the presidential statement, greeting Lula.

President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo

President of Peru, Pedro Castillo

Foreign Minister of El Salvador, Alexandra Hill Tinoco

President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou

President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro

Some former presidents and leaders of the region also greeted Lula after his victory:

Former President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri:

Former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper

Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa

Former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, husband of President Xiomara Castro

World leaders send congratulations to Lula

Presidents of various countries around the world sent their congratulations to the elected president of Brazil, signaling the return of the left to Brazil.

This is what some of the world leaders said:

President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez

French President Emmanuel Macron

“All my congratulations, dear @LulaOficial, for your election that opens a new page in the history of Brazil,” Macron wrote.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“The people of Brazil have spoken,” Trudeau wrote.

US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden also congratulated Lula on his victory and issued a statement saying he looked forward to working with the president-elect and continuing US-Brazil cooperation in the coming months and years. .

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken congratulated the people of Brazil for “voting and reaffirming the strength of their democracy.”

Representative to the US House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, also an environmental activist. he pointed out that with the results of the Brazilian election comes the “opportunity to change the course of history” in the Amazon and in the world.

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