10 things you need to know today: October 31, 2022

Lula beats Bolsonaro in Brazil's presidential election, at least 141 die in collapse of pedestrian bridge in India, and more

Lula.
(Image credit: Andreesa Anholete/Getty Images)

1. Lula defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil's presidential election

Leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won Brazil's presidential runoff on Sunday, beating right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent, the South American nation's Supreme Electoral Court said. Bolsonaro, who said last year he might not accept the election results due to the possibility of fraud, did not immediately concede. The vote showed that Brazil remains deeply divided after Bolsonaro's controversial term in office. Critics say he accelerated destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest and mishandled the response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 700,000 people in Brazil. Da Silva, known as Lula, led Brazil through an economic boom, but later served 580 days in prison for a corruption conviction that was subsequently overturned.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us