On Monday, November 11th, we held an online celebration and rally in support of Lula’s historic election victory in Brazil. The meeting was joined by hundreds of activists from around the globe and heard inspiring messages of support from an excellent panel!
You can now watch the meeting back on YouTube or listen to it as a podcast on Spotify!
Noam Chomsky // Jeremy Corbyn // Nathalia Urban, Brasil Wire // Richard Burgon MP // Julia Felmanas, PT London coordinator // Mareila Kohon, TUC International Officer // Celia Dignan, NEU International Officer.
Celebrations are sweeping across Brazil following Lula’s historic victory in the Presidential election over incumbent far-right Jair Bolsonaro.
With 98.8% of the vote counted, Lula has won the election by over two million votes, beating Bolsonaro by 50.8% to 49.2%.
Lula and the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) overcame an orchestrated misinformation and smear campaign, political violence aimed at Lula’s supporters, and continued attacks on the electoral system from the far-right.
With the second round of the presidential election coming up fast, join us in taking action to support Lula and the defence of Brazilian democracy.
In response to far-right President Boslonaro’s threats against the electoral system, and the shocking rise of political violence aimed at Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) supporters and officials, an Early Day Motion has been launched by Richard Burgon, Brazil Solidarity Initiative Chair, in parliament – please take 30 seconds to email your MP and ask them to sign.
A victory for former trade union leader and Workers’ Party President Lula would change the lives of tens of millions for the better. After the first round vote, Lula currently holds a strong lead against Bolsonaro, but fears are growing that the far-right president will not accept the vote if loses.
International solidarity and vigilance is key – come and be a part of the international movement standing with Brazilian democracy.
On Sunday, progressive candidate Lula Da Silva came top in the first round of Brazil’s Presidential election. Lula won 48.43% of the vote, with over 57 million voters backing him at the ballot box.
Despite the impression given in some media reports, this was not a close election. Lula received over 6 million more votes than his nearest rival, the far-right incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro, who came second with 42.20%.
On Sunday 2 October, over 150 million Brazilian voters will elect the next president of one of the world’s largest democracies. The choice is between the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and progressive candidate Lula da Silva.
At the “¡Viva la solidaridad! Latin America’s Left Leads the Way” fringe event organised during Labour Party Conference, an array of speakers showed solidarity with struggle across Latin America, expressing strong support for Lula’s victory in the first round at the coming election on October 2nd.
The Brazilian election takes place on October 2nd, presenting the biggest fight against the far-right globally in a critical election for Brazil, Latin America and the globe.
The now notorious president Jair Bolsonaro is trailing a distant second in the polls to former Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) President and former trade union leader Lula da Silva, who’s term in office brought in ground-breaking poverty reduction programs and an unprecedented push for equality in Latin America’s most populous country.
On 6th September, Richard Burgon MP raised in Parliament the fears that Bolsonaro and his supporters are threatening democracy and the Brazilian election; and the fact that political violence is already taking place. He was joined by Fabian Hamilton who asked about whether the British Government has been putting pressure on Bolsonaro`s government to ensure elections will be free and fair. He also raised the very situation of deforestation in the Amazon.