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Lula has defeated Jair Bolsonaro to become the next President of Brazil

Lula has defeated Jair Bolsonaro to become the next President of Brazil

It will be the third time Lula has won a Presidential election and he'll take on the top job from January 1.

Lula has defeated Jair Bolsonaro to become the next President of Brazil.

The former Brazilian President from the Workers’ party will step back into the top job after receiving more votes that the current leader, according to the Supreme Electoral Court, as per The Guardian.

Lula, whose full name is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has so far attracted 59,692,959 votes compared to Bolsonaro's 57,727,259 at the time of writing.

Counting is still underway, however 99 per cent of the ballots has been processed and the Supreme Electoral Court has been able to safely declare a winner.

The race was incredibly tight, with Lula pulling in front with just 50.8 per cent of the ballot while his opponent got 49.2 per cent.

The Guardian reports the 'winning margin is the closest since 1989, when Brazilians voted for a President for the first time since the end of the military dictatorship'.

Lula is also the first Brazilian President to win the popular vote in three separate elections.

He won in 2003 and 2011.

Lula will take over as Brazil's President once again from January 1 to kick off his third term.

It's the first time since the 1990s that a President in Brazil hasn't won a second term.

Supporters of the President-elect are thrilled to see Lula defeat Bolsonaro.

Gabrielly Soares told The Guardian: "“This means we are going to have someone in power who cares about those at the bottom. Right now we have a person who doesn’t care about the majority, about us, about LGBT people.

“ a bad person. He doesn’t show a drop of empathy or solidarity for others. There is no way he can continue as President.”

Maria Duarte told the BBC: "I was able to go to university because of Lula. And I’m from the north-east [where Lula is from], he did lots of good things there. I think he’s far more supportive of the poor than Bolsonaro.”

Lula has already been congratulated by world leaders for his win.

US President Joe Biden said: "I look forward to working together to continue the cooperation between our two countries in the months and years ahead."

French President Emmanuel Macron added: "Together, we will join forces to meet the many common challenges and renew the bond of friendship between our two countries."

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