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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, of the Workers' Party (PT), won Sunday's presidential runoff election and will serve a four-year term beginning January 1, 2023. Photo: Rahel Patrasso/Xinhua via Getty Images
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, of the Workers' Party (PT), won Sunday's presidential runoff election and will serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023. Photo: Rahel Patrasso/Xinhua via Getty Images

Celebrities react to Lula's victory in Brazil

The leftist former president reclaimed Brazil's top office with a little more than 50% of the vote.

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On Sunday, Oct. 30, Luis Inácio Lula Da Silva was elected as president of Brazil for a third term, ending the reign of the current president Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected in 2018. 

Faced with the victory of the Workers' Party candidate, several politicians of various nationalities have spoken out with words of support. 

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, shared on his Twitter account a congratulatory message for the new Brazilian president. 

"Congratulations Lula! Your victory opens a new time for the history of Latin America. A time of hope and future that begins today. Here you have a partner to work and dream big for the good life of our peoples," wrote the Argentine president.

 

Also, Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, posted a message saying "Long live Lula," His Vice President Francia Marquez, expressed her support and asked for "wisdom to accompany him in this new stage leading the destiny of this sister nation."

 

Other leaders such as Cuba's Miguel Díaz-Canel, Bolivia's Luis Arce, Ecuador's Guillermo Lasso, and Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro also congratulated Lula on his return to power in Brazil. 

Leonardo DiCaprio in favor of the Amazon

Another famous person joining the celebration was Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor has been a follower of the electoral race in Brazil, and after Lula's victory he posted a message on Twitter that focused on protecting the Amazon from deforestation. 

"The outcome of the Brazilian elections presents an opportunity to change the course of history, not only for Brazil and the Amazon, but for the world," DiCaprio tweeted.

Other actors who expressed their support for Lula were Jason Momoa, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Hamill and Barbara Streisand.

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