Lula’s win …
… looks thin to me. Take a look at the final count:
At this time Bolonsaro has not said anything but before the election, he vowed to fight, even if Lula wins. As the Electoral College granted the election to Lula, Jair Bolsonaro refused to talk or take calls. It is reported that the media was waiting outside the presidential palace for him but the palace lights were turned off and Bolsonaro took no calls.
Brazil’s elected left-wing Workers’ Party government was overthrown in 2016 in a US-backed soft coup. In 2018 Lula was imprisoned on false charges by corrupt US puppets, handing power to fascist Bolsonaro.
Congratulations are pouring in for Lula. His own people are partying in the streets and the L sign with the fingers is all over.
Lula’s supporters line the outside of the president-elect’s press conference. pic.twitter.com/tYQGCc3kL4
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) October 31, 2022
In his first speech, he announced that his first objective is to fight hunger in Brazil. His top priority is that “No Brazilian goes hungry”. He will lead for all Brazilians. He must know that the stark division in the country needs immediate attention. Lula is slated to be inaugurated in January.
Internationally of course om about 85% of the world there is jubilation and this is the type of quick visuals that are being created and distributed:
The ‘come-back’ Kings!
The leaders of the anti-Venezuela ‘Lima Group’ are gone but Maduro is still there.
What can we expect from Lula in the big scheme of things?:
- He said in the runup to the election that he supports Argentina joining BRICS and wants to keep expanding BRICS
- He also wants to strengthen Latin American regional integration like UNASUR, CELAC, MERCOSUR
- In 2020 already Lula called for “the creation of a multipolar world, free from unilateral hegemony and from sterile bipolar confrontation” This was a clear rejection of both US imperialist hegemony and Washington’s new cold war.
- He proposed a pan-Latin American currency, to “be freed of the dollar”. Of course Bolsonaro backed US coups/attempts in Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba.
I think we have to sleep with one eye open until Bolsonaro shows his colors. It may very well be that the plans for a coup or to make it impossible for Lula to govern, are well advanced at this stage. Brazil is an important country for multipolarity and its structures and for Latin American leadership.