Brazil’s Lula Goes into Sunday Election with Massive Lead. Will Bolsonaro Accept Electoral Defeat?



Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro faces former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sunday’s presidential election. Lula is a former union leader who held office from 2003 through 2010. He’s running on a leftist platform to uplift Brazil’s poor, preserve the Amazon rainforest and protect Brazil’s Indigenous communities, and is supported by a broad, grassroots alliance, explains Brazilian human rights advocate Maria Luísa Mendonça. Polls show Lula has a strong lead over Bolsonaro, but it is unclear if he will win the majority of the vote needed to avoid a runoff. This comes as Bolsonaro and his party appear to be attempting to prepare to stage a coup if he loses the election, says reporter Michael Fox, former editor of NACLA and host of the new podcast “Brazil on Fire.” Despite fear over a coup, Fox says people in Brazil “are really hopeful that they’re going to see change on Sunday.”

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25 Comments

  1. Bolsonaro Will never save the Amazon Rain Forest because his agenda doesn’t allow him to do that. You hear a leader of a country say, only God can take me down, you know that he’s trying to fearmonger people into voting for him. Please Brazilians choose wisely. Lula da Silva is your guy. Bolsonaro is just like the corrupt Donald Trump.

  2. I am brazilian and 8 out of 10 people I ask are going to vote for Bolsonaro
    … Most Brazilian people know Lula is the most corrupt president in Brazilian History…for some reason the press support him…

  3. LULA NEEDS TO DO MORE THAN STOP DEFORESTATION. HE NEEDS TO REPLANT/REGROW ALL THE RAIN FOREST THAT HAS BEEN LOST IN THE PAST MANY DECADES, EVEN DURINGAND PRIOR TO HIS PRESIDENCY.

  4. This report has me going into the weekend feeling very lifted. God Bless Luiz Inácio da Silva. 🙏🏼

  5. The Amazon rainforest is the most important ecosystem on planet earth. Over 3-milion species live there, including over 2500 species of trees.. If it perishes, I think we will perish too.

  6. Bolsonaro is the want to be Hitler of Brazil.. an extremely violent, greedy , dangerous creature. God protect the good people of Brazil and Lula Da Silva.

  7. Wow…the audio is doubled up on this video and slightly out of sync too (trippy). One, at a time, voices!

  8. Deus acima de tudo e de todos nós .
    # Deus ,Patria ,familia, liberdade 🇧🇷😎👍

  9. Provérbios 8:15 Por mim reinam os reis e os príncipes ordenam justiça. 16 Por mim governam os príncipes e os nobres; sim, todos os juízes da terra.

    1 Pedro 2:13 Sujeitai-vos pois a toda a ordenação humana por amor do Senhor; quer ao rei, como superior; 14 Quer aos governadores como por ele enviados para castigo dos malfeitores, e para louvor dos que fazem o bem. 15 Porque assim é a vontade de Deus, que, fazendo bem, tapeis a boca à ignorância dos homens loucos: 16 Como livres, e não tendo a liberdade por cobertura da malícia, mas como servos de Deus. 17 Honrai a todos. Amai a fraternidade. Temei a Deus. Honrai o rei.

    1 Timóteo 2:1 ADMOESTO-TE pois, antes de tudo, que se façam deprecações, orações, intercessões, e ações de graças por todos os homens; 2 Pelos reis, e por todos os que estão em eminência, para que tenhamos uma vida quieta e sossegada, em toda a piedade e honestidade. 3 Porque isto é bom e agradável diante de Deus nosso Salvador,

    Romanos 11:36 Porque dele e por ele, e para ele, são todas as coisas; glória pois a ele eternamente.

    Amém.

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