Brazil election results analysis: Lula Da Silva, new president

Oct 31, 2022 | GATE Opinion, Publications |

After knowing the final result of the elections held yesterday in Brazil, the former President of the Government of Spain, today President of the Advisory Council of the think tank GATE Center, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, congratulated the new President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and pointed out that his victory “has a historical significance at a time when the international order is broken”.

Rodriguez Zapatero stressed that with the victory of the left-wing candidate by 50.9% of the 124 million votes cast, Brazil “recovers the path of democracy” and confirms the decline of populist forces in the country. Likewise, he insisted on the importance of this result for Latin America as a whole because “it allows us to take a step forward in integration, in Latin American unity”.

For Zapatero, the harmony of the great governments of the region will promote “dialogue with the East and the West” and will unblock international relations, which could become a “factor of stability” and of “recovery of an international system in favor of peace and the fulfillment of the SDGs”.

“Lula’s authority and moral leadership in the world can be a rectification of this historic moment that has so many threats to security and peace in the world,” he concluded, once again congratulating “President Lula, all the democrats of the world and the international order.”

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