December 7, 2022

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Lula and Argentina’s president embrace after election: ‘What a joy!’

Within 24 hours of winning the poll, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) Brazil’s president-elect had his first meeting with a foreign head of state. He met Alberto Fernandez, president of Argentina and longtime friend, who arrived in Sao Paulo this Monday (31) morning.

“My love, my admiration and my respect, dear friend,” the Argentine wrote in a post on social media.

The post also includes a video of the moment the two met. Fernández and Lula embrace, and the Argentine tells the Brazilian: “President! What a pleasure to see you!”.

Fernández, a longtime friend of Lula, visited Curitiba in 2019 to visit the imprisoned Brazilian, before he was elected president of Argentina.

Lula’s victory was confirmed by the TSE (High Electoral Court) just before 8pm on Sunday (30). Numerically, the PT received the largest number of votes in history, It received more than 60.3 million votes – 50.9% of valid votes. The previous record was 58.2 million votes in 2006.

Fernández was one of the first heads of state to congratulate Lula Election results.

“Congratulations, Lula! Your victory opens a new era in the history of Latin America. The era of hope and the future begins today. Here, you have a companion to work with you and dream big for the lives of our people” , the Argentine President published.

According to Lula’s campaign, other foreign leaders also invited, such as President-elect Olaf Scholz from Germany; French President Emmanuel Macron; Antonio Costa and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa from Portugal; Miguel Diaz-Canel, from Cuba; and Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (United Nations).

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Lula’s enemy, Jair Bolsonaro (PL) won 49.1% of valid votes (58.2 million) and became the first president to lose re-election. He is already a failed candidate as he has yet to comment on the outcome It took a long time to recognize the victory of the opponent In the presidential election.

A tight relationship. The relationship between Fernández and Bolsonaro was tense, and the two exchanged blows on several occasions. In the 2019 Argentine presidential election, Bolsonaro publicly announced his support for Fernández’s opponent, Mauricio Macri. He suggested that Argentina was turning into Venezuela by electing a left-wing president.

And Bolsonaro Fernandez’s inauguration was not attendedStill in 2019.

More recently, the Brazilian president was also criticized for taking too long to comment on the matter An attack against Fernandez’s vice president, Cristina Kirchner. When asked about the episode, he only said he was “sorry” about the case, but “sent a little note”.

“I sent you a note, I’m sorry, and now, when I got stabbed, there were people cheering around. I’m sorry, there are already people who want to put this problem on my account. And the aggressor over there, I don’t know how to handle a gun. “I’m happy. If I know, I will win,” Bolsonaro declared.