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After close, contentious race, Lula to be president of Brazil again

Brazil’s election is over, as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential election. Lula won 50.9% of the votes to Bolsonaro’s 49.1% in the close and contentious race. Bolsonaro is yet to concede, causing concern for many inside and outside the country.

Anthony Faiola, correspondent at large for the Washington Post, joins Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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