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This past Sunday, October 30th, the second round of the Brazilian elections took place. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (EN) as President of the Republic. Faced with the democratic act in the country, leaders of other nations sent their recognition and congratulations in general to the president who will take office from January 1, 2023. Check out the reaction of these various demonstrations around the world.
Gustavo Petro – Colombia
Marked as the first leader to speak out even before the TSE's announcement about Lula's victory in the elections, Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, spoke about strengthening the relationship between the countries that love the Amazon so much.
Free translation of the tweet below: “I spoke by phone with President Lula. I extended my heartfelt congratulations. 'Relations between Colombia and Brazil will be close because we both love the Amazon,' he told me. So will President Lula."
Emmanuel Macron – France
In liaison with the new president of Brazil, the current president of france he also congratulated and reinforced him about common challenges that both leaders may face.
Congratulations, dear Lula, for your election that opens a new page in the history of Brazil. Together, we will join forces to face the many common challenges and renew the bond of friendship between our two countries.Emmanuel Macron for President Lula
Alberto Fernandez – Argentina
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, also received Lula with a warm welcome and even sent a tweet talking about the hope for better days for Latin America.
Free translation of the tweet below: “All my love, my admiration and my respect, dear companion. We have a future that embraces us and summons us."
Joe Biden – United States
Joe Biden, President of the United States, also spoke at the end of Sunday about the Brazilian elections. He highlighted the anxiety of being able to work with the country's new president.
Free translation of the tweet below: “I send my congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil after free, fair and credible elections. I look forward to working together to continue cooperation between our two countries in the coming months and years."
Xi Jinping – China
China's leader Xi Jinping, sent a message to President Lula congratulating him and placing the relationship between the countries, which have been in close ties for almost 50 years, as a highlight.
I am willing to work with Lula, the president-elect, from a strategic and long-term perspective, so that together we can plan and elevate the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Brazil to a new level, for the benefit of the two countries and their respective peoplesXi Jinping in a message sent to Lula
Vladimir Putin – Russia
Through the site Kremlin, contact channel with the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, there was also a topic for which Lula was congratulated on his victory in the elections. The document says that in parts Vladimir Putin states:
Greetings to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for his victory in the presidential elections in Brazil.
The election result reaffirmed its high political prestige. I hope that, working together, we will ensure the development of constructive Russian-Brazilian cooperation in all spheres.Vladimir Putin on Lula's victory in the elections
Olaf Scholz – Germany
Through Twitter the President of Germany, Olaf Scholz, also commented. Like many others, the leader stressed the importance of environmental preservation.
Free translation of the tweet below: “Congratulations, Lula, on your election! I look forward to close and confident cooperation with Brazil — especially on trade and climate protection issues"
Ursula von der Leyen – United Kingdom
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, tweeted yesterday morning wishing President Lula congratulations and saying she is looking forward to working with him on global challenges.
Free translation of the tweet below: “Congratulations, Lula, on your election as President of Brazil. I look forward to working with you to tackle pressing global challenges from food security to trade and climate change.. "
Nicolas Maduro – Venezuela
The dictator of Venezuela's authoritarian regime, Nicolás Maduro, in addition to sending out a series of tweets congratulating President Lula, he also made an official letter in recognition of the result of the Brazilian elections.
Free translation of the tweet below: “Brazil decided! With satisfaction, on behalf of the Venezuelan people and President Nicolás Maduro, we congratulate comrade Lula, for his victory today, being elected as President of Brazil. A triumph that also belongs to popular struggles in Latin America!"
Mario Abdo Benitez – Paraguay
Continuing in Latin American countries, the president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo, also made his statement.
Free translation of the tweet below: “Our congratulations to Lula as the newly elected president of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and to the brother Brazilian people for this election day. We hope to continue working together for the prosperity of our peoples. "
Many other leaders have also spoken out about Lula's victory, among them:
- Gabriel boric, president of Chile;
- Daniel Ortega, dictator of Nicaragua;
- Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal;
- Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ucrania;
- Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa;
- Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico;
- Luis Lacalle Pou, president of Uruguay;
- William Lasso, president of Equador;
- Umaro Sissoco Embalo, President of Guinea-Bissau;
- Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique;
- Jose Ramos Horta, President of Timor Leste.
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