Monday, October 30, 2006
By Steven L. Taylor

Via Reuters: Brazil’s Lula gains momentum heading into 2nd term

Lula, as Brazil’s first working-class president is universally known, won 60.8 percent of the votes in Sunday’s election while his opponent, Geraldo Alckmin of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, took 39.2 percent.

I expected Lula to win, but that is one crushing blow.

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3 Responses to “Lula Re-elected in Brazil”

  1. murray Says:

    okay what is this ….

    Cheney Warns Iraq Terrorists Trying to Sway U.S. Election

  2. MSS Says:

    Does anyone know another case in which one of the two candidates in a runoff got a lower percentage than he had in the first round?

  3. Talmadge East Says:

    I was just wondering if you meant “one crushing blow” in a negative way. Now I admidt, i know very little to nothing abut Brazilian politics and that is your forte, but from what I have read Lula dosen’t seem that bad. Here is what Le Nouvel Observateur had this to say:

    Even the series of scandals that have cast a shadow over the workers’ party for over a year, forcing several officials to resign, have not succeeded in driving Lula down. But above all, he has succeeded in demonstrating that his pragmatism as a former union leader could enjoy a peaceful coexistence with the market’s economic demands and that one could reconcile the latter with the moral imperatives of an equity that, in this fundamentally unequal country, is the sole key [to change]

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