Leaders from several countries and Brazilian politicians congratulated president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for his victory in the second round of elections, this Sunday (30).
The former president of the Republic, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, congratulated the newly elected president. Through social networks, FHC said that “democracy won, Brazil won!”
Presidential candidate in the first round for the Democratic Labor Party (PDT), Ciro Gomes greeted Lula on social networks. “I wish the president-elect all the happiness in the honorable mission granted to him by the majority of our Brazilian people,” he said.
Several international leaders have already expressed support for the president-elect. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, greeted Lula’s victory in a statement.
“I send my congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil through free, fair, and credible elections. I hope that we will work together to continue the cooperation between our two countries in the months and years to come.”
France’s President Emmanuel Macron said that both will face “many common challenges” together.
Chile’s president, Gabriel Boric, also used twitter to congratulate the president-elect.
In greeting Lula, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he “looks forward to working” with the future president.
“The people of Brazil have spoken. I look forward to working with @LulaOficial to strengthen the partnership between our countries, deliver results for Canadians and Brazilians, and advance shared priorities – like protecting the environment. Congratulations, Lula!”
Panama’s President Nito Cortizo said he hoped the countries would continue “walking together the path of friendship and cooperation for the benefit of our nations.”
Germany’s ambassador in Brazil, Heiko Thoms, also congratulated Lula on his victory, via Twitter: “Congratulations, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on your victory in the elections! We are happy about the prospect of expanding together and further deepening Brazil-Germany relations.”
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said he celebrated “the victory of the Brazilian people” with Lula’s election as President of the Republic.