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Lula defeats Bolsonaro, gets unprecedented third presidential term

Almost 12 years after he left office for the last time, Brazilians elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for an unprecedented third term as president. He scored a historical win over far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, mustering 50.8 percent of the runoff vote and clinching the race by one of the tightest margins in Brazilian democratic history.

Lula’s triumph came as the result of efforts to build a broad coalition, including not only left-leaning sectors but also moderate conservatives, who not long ago were staunchly opposed to the idea of ​​Lula returning to power.

They were brought onside as a result…

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