(REPUBLIC BRIEF) – Brazil appeared to take a sharp turn left as the former president of the country, communist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, seemingly beat out conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in that country’s election.
In a divisive campaign featuring two bitter rivals on opposing sides of the political spectrum, Lula won 50.9% of the vote. But something wasn’t right.
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The numbers were enough to defeat Bolsonaro, whose supporters were confident he would win.