Lula da Silva speaks to his supporters as Rosângela da Silva cheers the crowd in Sao Paulo.
The victory marks a stunning turnaround for the charismatic but tarnished leftist heavyweight, who left office in 2010 as the most popular president in Brazilian history, fell into disgrace when he was imprisoned for 18 months on since-quashed corruption charges.
Pundits reviewing 2022 are heaving a palpable sigh of relief. This was the year, or so the consensus goes, when far-right strongmen such as Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro were enfeebled, China stumbled and the “West” made a comeback, at least against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Such assessments, nostalgic for a lost “liberal
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva credits his wife of mere months, Rosangela da Silva, with giving him new life. Da Silva, a 56-year-old sociologist and left-wing activist widely known by her nickname “Janja,” was front-and-centre in her husband’s election campaign and in planning his inauguration on Sunday. She has injected
Leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pulled off a narrow victory over right-wing Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff in Brazil’s presidential election. Lula had 50.9 per cent of the vote and Bolsonaro 49.1 per cent. But in actual votes it turned out to be a difference of two million votes. In the preliminary round Lula failed to get the mandatory 50 per cent.
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Nikki Haley is having a moment: the 2024 Republican presidential candidate is seeing a swell in media coverage, new interest from big-dollar donors and increasing chatter that she is poised to make a real run at Donald Trump.