In his first public speech, Brazil’s elected President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva praised people’s participation in Sunday’s presidential elections, and called for the restoration of peace and democracy with his official program.
“Here we are not facing a candidate, we are facing the machinery of the Brazilian state in the service of the candidate, trying to prevent us from winning. We are at the end of one of the most important elections in our history. have arrived, which brought the country’s two opposing projects face to face, and in which today there is a single and great winner: the people of Brazil,” quoted the Telesur network.
Lula promised to restore peace to the country, end hunger and save the Amazon from deforestation. “No one is interested in living in a perpetual state of war in a divided country. This country needs peace and unity. I’m going to rule for the 215 million Brazilians, even those of us.” Even for those who didn’t vote for me. There aren’t two Brazils”, assured the winner, who received 60,345,999 votes, 50.9%.
He said that the majority of Brazilians want democracy, social inclusion, respect and understanding, not less but more. “People want more freedom, equality and fraternity in our country. People want to eat well, live well, they want a well-paying job, they want quality public policies, they want religious freedom and books instead of weapons,” he emphasized.
He recalled that Brazil was excluded from the UN hunger map in his first government between 2003 and 2010, but 33 million Brazilians are currently suffering from the crisis, and warned: “We cannot accept normal That’s what millions of people don’t have to eat, or consume fewer calories than they need.
Similarly, he promised to fight for zero deforestation in the Amazon, and said he would gain control over illegal activities in the region, where he would promote sustainable development.
The Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) welcomed the democratic participation of the Brazilian people in the ballot, and countries such as the United States, China, Russia, Argentina, Guatemala, Chile and France, among many Among others, he congratulated the progressive leader-elect president.
The government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay issued a statement and clarified its purpose to deepen historical ties.
Spain enthusiastically applauded Lula da Silva’s success, according to expressions from Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, his cabinet and several members of the Foreign Ministry.
Other progressive forces, such as the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, also praised Lula da Silva’s electoral victory.