President Díaz-Canel congratulates Lula da Silva on election victory

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-10-30 22:39:01


Lula obtained 50.86 percent of the votes.   Photo taken from Prensa Latina

Havana, October 30 (RHC)-- The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic congratulated Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, elected president of Brazil in the second round of elections in the South American giant.

On the social network Twitter, the president wrote:  "Dear brother Lula (@LulaOficial), I congratulate you on behalf of the Cuban government and people, who celebrate your great victory in favor of unity, peace and Latin American and Caribbean integration. Always count on #Cuba," the president of the largest Antillean island wrote on Twitter.

Díaz-Canel pointed out that they delayed his victory with atrocious methods, but they could not prevent him from winning with the vote of the people, and added that with his victory social justice will return to Brazil.

For his part, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez sent congratulations to Lula da Silva and the people of Brazil for the triumph achieved.   "A victory against injustices and for peace and unity," he added.

Other international figures have shown their support to the newly elected head of state, such as Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, who expressed on the same digital platform that they celebrate the victory of the Brazilian people.

"Long live the people determined to be free, sovereign and independent! Today in Brazil, democracy triumphed, congratulations Lula, a big hug," he said.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez posted that today more than ever, love and much happiness.   "Thank you people of Brazil. Thank you comrade Lula for returning joy and hope to our South America," she emphasized.

With 99.29 percent of the votes processed, the candidate for the Workers' Party obtained 50.86 percent of the votes, against 49.14 percent for Jair Bolsonaro, the current president of that nation.


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