Brazil's outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro and the leader of his right-wing Liberal Party (PL) on Tuesday filed a petition with election authorities formally challenging the results of this year's tight presidential run-off vote, which was won by leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
On Tuesday, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro vowed to respect the country's Constitution and urged those blocking roads in protest over his defeat to president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to disperse.
On Sunday, leftist politician Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was elected to become the next president of Brazil. He garnered around 51% of the vote to defeat right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who had been seeking a second term in the runoff vote.
On Friday, Brazil's right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro clashed with his leftist challenger, former Pres. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in their final televised debate ahead of Sunday's runoff election.
Brazil's right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former Pres. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva faced off Sunday in their first head-to-head debate ahead of the Oct. 30 runoff election.
Brazil's Electoral Superior Court announced on Sunday that Pres. Jair Bolsonaro and former Pres. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will compete in a second-round run-off, on Oct. 30, after no candidate won over 50% of the vote in the presidential election.
On Sun., Brazil's Pres. Jair Bolsonaro and the country's former Pres. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva traded accusations while taking part in a heated televised debate ahead of the country's general election.