Brazilians Party on Sao Paulo Streets as Lula Claims Election Victory

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 described the election as “historic”, saying “the Brazilian people made it very clear that they want more, not less, democracy.”

This footage shows Lula supporters gathered to celebrate his victory on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo’s main streets. Credit: @olivercaua via Storyful

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