Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected president of Brazil

Lula is the first Brazilian ex-president to be elected for a new term: remember his political trajectory

[Ed. note: this articles covers the history of Lula's conviction, imprisonment, release, overturning of conviction, run for presidency.]

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the first former Brazilian president to be elected to serve a new term in office. At 7:57pm, the PT candidate had 59.563.912 votes and could no longer be reached by his opponent, the current occupant of the Planalto Jair Bolsonaro (PL), consolidating the victory.

It was not an easy path. Neither for him, nor for Brazilian democracy. After a judicial conviction in proceedings riddled with illegalities and conducted by a judge considered suspect by the Supreme Court (STF), Lula spent 580 days in prison and was prevented from running for the 2018 elections, when he was leading the pre-candidacy polls.

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