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Brazil election: victorious Lula faces an uphill struggle – a damaged economy and a deeply divided country

By Anthony Pereira, Visiting Professor in the School of Global Affairs, King's College London
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Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva has achieved a remarkable political comeback by regaining the presidency of Brazil. His narrow victory, in the second round run-off, was the closest margin of victory in an election since Brazil reverted to democracy in the late 1980s. The result was 50.9% for Lula and 49.1% for the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro – a difference of little more than 2 million votes out of almost 119 million valid votes cast.

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