[WSMDiscuss] Good News from Brazil: Lula Defeats Bolsonaro

Estelle Fein leef at cruzio.com
Mon Oct 31 23:42:43 CET 2022


Hooray 

Hope there’s no problem with challenges to the  voting process 


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> On Oct 30, 2022, at 7:07 PM, Sukla Sen via WSM-Discuss <wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> <<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
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> Lula won 50.8% of all valid votes to nearly 49.2% for Bolsonaro
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> Lula, president from 2003 to 2010, sought a political comeback after being embroiled in several corruption scandals
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> Bolsonaro's critics accused him of mishandling the Covid pandemic and allowing rampant deforestation in the Amazon
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> 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
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> Political tensions were high in the run-up to the vote, with accusations and misinformation on both sides of the campaign trail>>
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> https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-latin-america-63407865
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