Entertainment world reacts to Lula’s victory over Bolsonaro

The entertainment world has reacted to Lula Jair defeating Bolsonaro in a hard-fought election in Brazil.

The votes were counted yesterday (October 30), with left-wing candidate Lula receiving 50.9 percent of the vote over Bolsonaro, who has held the office of president since January 2019. Lula previously served as President from 2003 to 2011.

In his victory speech, the 77-year-old said: “We will experience new times of peace, love and hope.

“I will rule for 215 million Brazilians… and not just for those who voted for me. There are not two Brazilians. We are one country, one people – one great nation. Nobody has an interest in living in a divided country that is in a constant state of war.”

After news of his victory broke, figures from politics and entertainment took to social media to react.

Former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “This is a victory for social justice, indigenous rights and the future of humanity. The global struggle for equality, democracy and peace continues. Lula’s triumph proves that we can win together.”

US President Joe Biden also congratulated Lula, saying: “I congratulate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election as the next President of Brazil after free, fair and credible elections. I look forward to working together to continue the collaboration between our two countries in the coming months and years.”

Musicians supporting and congratulating Lula included Garbage, Yungblud and more, with the latter writing: “Beautiful Brazil, today I send you all my love. I pray that your country’s future is filled with joy, acceptance and love! my heart is with you all. I support Lula in this incredibly important choice.”

See a range of reactions to the news below.


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