[WSMDiscuss] Good News from Brazil: Lula Defeats Bolsonaro

Dhruv Sen dhruv.sen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 03:14:40 CET 2022

Church supported Bolsanaro and that accounts for the narrow margin.

On Mon, 31 Oct, 2022, 07:36 Sukla Sen, <sukla.sen at gmail.com> wrote:

> One good news in the midst of overall gloom.
> A Bolsonaro victory, apart from other things, would have posed a serious
> threat to the residual Amazon forests and thereby  our chances to avoid a
> global climate catastrophe.
> There are reports of some tampering with the voting process by the
> Bolsonaro administration.
> The margin of defeat is quite narrow -- considerably narrower than
> predicted.
> One only hopes that the transfer of power would take place without any
> major hiccup.
> <<Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is defeated by left-wing ex-President
> Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in the deciding round of Brazil’s presidential
> vote
> Lula won 50.8% of all valid votes to nearly 49.2% for Bolsonaro
> Lula, president from 2003 to 2010, sought a political comeback after being
> embroiled in several corruption scandals
> Bolsonaro's critics accused him of mishandling the Covid pandemic and
> allowing rampant deforestation in the Amazon
> The two candidates are polar opposites; Lula is a left-wing former trade
> union leader and Bolsonaro is a right-wing populist and former army captain
> Political tensions were high in the run-up to the vote, with accusations
> and misinformation on both sides of the campaign trail>>
> https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-latin-america-63407865
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