According to political analyst Edwin Cabrera, the victory of the leader of the Workers’ Party is the result of the social and economic misbalance in the region.
For a man of knowledge, today’s extremities, rich and poor, and the fact that there is nothing in between, produces a terrain that favors leftist approaches, which in modern times are united with issues such as gender equality, equal marriage and abortion.
An editorial in the newspaper La Estrella de Panamá considered the result of the elections in Brazil as sign that the course or the current management model of many right-wing governments in the region, must undergo transformation.
Meanwhile, political scientist José Eugenio Stoute considered that Lula’s government will be very moderate, a behavior, he highlighted, was observed throughout his campaign.
He added that it must be taken into account that Lula will govern with a parliament mostly on the side of the former governor, the right-wing Jair Bolsonaro, which in his opinion will force pacts and agreements that will moderate public policies to a great extent.
With almost 100% of the ballots counted, Lula received 50,90% of the valid votes and Jair Bolsonaro, who was seeking reelection for the Liberal Party, obtained 49,10%.