31 Oct 2022

Brazil election: Lula beats Bolsonaro to make return to presidency

It has been a momentous night in Brazil – with an extraordinary political comeback by the left-wing former two-term president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Known as Lula, just three years ago he was in prison, on corruption charges that were later overturned.

He beat his rival, the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, by the slimmest margin and now faces the challenge of uniting a deeply divided country.