Lula defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil's presidential election

Bolsonaro, a conservative Christian populist, was endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Updated: October 30, 2022 - 7:34pm

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, has defeated the incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential election Sunday.

According to Reuters, "Lula had 50.8% of votes compared with 49.2% for Bolsonaro with 99.1% of voting machines counted, which the Supreme Electoral Court said was enough to 'mathematically define' the outcome of the race."

Here are the official results

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Bolsonaro, a conservative Christian populist who was endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump, was forced into a runoff election after da Silva beat him earlier this month at 48% to 43%.

Da Silva is slightly favored to win again as opinion polls on Saturday showed he had a four-point lead over Bolsonaro, Reuters reported.