Lula achieves historic victory in Brazil

Sao Paulo, October 31st, 2022

The democratic and progressive forces of Brazil, in particular the trade union movement, celebrate the historic victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the Presidency of the Republic. In a fierce dispute with the extreme right candidate, Lula won the 2nd round of elections with 60,345,999 votes, or 50.90% of the total number of voters.

The victory was possible thanks to a broad convergence of political and social forces that managed to face the disgraced action of the defeated president, which consumed thousands of millions of “reales”(Brazilian currency) from the public assumption in a new attempt to achieve the majority in the elections.

The Brazilian trade union movement, in a unitary and militant manner, had an outstanding participation in this electoral process. From the north to the south of the country, the union militancy showed a great willingness to fight and the victory achieved strengthens much of the fight to face unemployment, labor precariousness and the fall in wages.

With the end of the second round and the official recognition of the results of the elections by the Superior Electoral Court, the Federal Supreme Court and the presidents of the Federal Chamber and the Senate, Brazil puts a strong emphasis on the coup attempts defeated president and prepares to start a new political cycle in the country.

The inauguration of the elected president will take place on the 1st of 2023 and the task of the CTB – Central dos Trabalhadores e Trabalhadoras do Brasil – together with the trade union movement, to fight for the new government of reconstruction and national transformation in order to ensure it democracy and opening a new development cycle with valorization of work.

Adilson Araújo Nivaldo Santana

President Secretary of International Relations