Da Silva Wins Brazil Presidential Election By Just 1 Point

With over 99% of votes counted Sunday in the runoff vote, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had 50.9%, compared to 49.1% for Jair Bolsonaro. Election authority say da Silva’s victory is a mathematical certainty.

  • Da Silva won 20 years after first winning the Brazilian presidency.
  • The victory by the leftist politician marks the end of rough four years of far-right politics in Brazil.
  • The 77-year-old da Silva was imprisoned in 2018 over a corruption scandal, which brought the conservative Bolsonaro to power.
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