The anti LGBTQ+ incumbent lost to socialist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has made a stunning return to the Brazilians Presidency just three years after being released from jail. 

With 100% of precidents reporting, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has beaten incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro 50.9% to 49.1%


The President elect affectionally known as Lula was President between 2003 and 2010. He was found guilty of fraud and served 580 days in jail before his convictions were found to be unlawful and politically motivated. 

Lula’s return ends the regime of Jair Bolsonaro, the far right populist with a track record of accelerating the Amazon deforestation, mishandling the covid-19 pandemic and for vitriolically opposing LGBTQ+ rights. 

Bolsonaro told Stephen Fry in 2013 that, “no father is ever proud of having a gay son” and, “we Brazilians do not like homosexuals.”

He has opposed any government funding of LGBT health measures and falsely claims that Brazilian schools are promoting what he labels a “gay kit.”

In 2018, Bolsonaro said, “A father does not want to come home and see his son playing with a doll by the influence of school.”

Lula says advancing the human rights of minorities such as the LGBTQ+ community will be a priority for his government. 

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