Pierre Looks Forward To Working With Newly-Elected Brazil President

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre said on Monday that he is looking forward to working with newly-elected Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

“I look forward to working with President Lula for the benefit of our people,” Pierre wrote on Facebook.

“On behalf of the Government and the People of Saint Lucia, we wish him a smooth transition into governance. To serve one’s people is one of the highest honours,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister asserted.

In addition, Pierre observed that free and fair elections are the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

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The leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly defeated President Jair Bolsonaro in a runoff election.

But according to Reuters, the far-right incumbent had not conceded defeat by Monday morning, raising concerns he might contest the result.

The news agency reported that tens of thousands of jubilant supporters took to the streets of Sao Paulo to celebrate a ‘stunning comeback’ for the 77-year-old Lula.

The former metal worker was President from 2003 to 2010.

He could not run in the last presidential election in 2018 because he was in jail and banned from standing for office after a court found him guilty of receiving a bribe for contracts from Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras.

However, after 580 days in jail, Lula had his conviction annulled and re-entered the political arena.

“They tried to bury me alive and here I am,” he said in his victory speech.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. This man was in jail and banned from standing for office after a court found him guilty of receiving a bribe for contracts from Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras. LOOL but they happy he has returned? Mwe mem the corruption in this eh

      • ….Hmmmmmm who does he remind you of?? The Jeopardy Theme Song please. He speaks “boisterously ” and is Coolie in nature. A corruptive figure (out of many) from The United Worthless Party. St Lucia’s infamous “kleptomaniac”. He goes by the Alias, Curry Eating Coolie or Mr. Pojah Letter. For you double jeopardy today of $25,000 who is he ?

    • Ma malay, why do you continue to portray yourself as a real idiot. You know so much that you don’t know that Lula was freed by the SUPREME COURT OF BRAZIL when it was found that he was framed. Ma malay this saying describes you: he who thinks he knows and knows not that he knows not is a fool.

      • this saying describes you: people that confuse education with intelligence can have a degree and still be an idiot. so basically you talking about your self? right back at you sac salop.

  2. @ ma malay & @ g.w: Before posting about events you know nothing about, and making fools of yourselves; do some research!

    Lula has been a victim of lawfare (look it up, from around 2018/2019, I think), and thanks to some good investigative journalism by Glen Greenwald who outed the corruption of Sergio Moro, the Brazilian “Justice” Minister who framed Lula under orders of the US State Department, Lula was freed from jail, because of wrongful imprisonment!

    Do research for “Lava Jato” (car wash in Portuguese).

    • no thanks i leave that for you old bookworms that like to dig up old things from the past that is full of dust and i am not interested in politics. But good job to you eh you know what this is about. Yeahhhhhhhh

  3. Oh boy Brazil is in serious problems now for electing a convicted criminal to be their next president no wonder the criminal PM here is eager to work with him, because birds of a feather flock together.

    • @ Don’t Care, I see you don’t care to read and research the facts otherwise you would not have made such a statement.

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