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Brazil election

25 Nov
Outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is challenging the election he lost last month to left-wing rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro blames a software bug and is demanding that the electoral authority annul most of the votes cast on electronic voting machines.
31 Oct
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
6 Oct
Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
4 Oct
Vladimir Putin poses with Moscow's four proxy leaders of eastern Ukraine provinces annexed this Friday in a ceremony at the Kremlin. For the Russian president, it is not mission accomplished but rather no going back in a war directed at Ukraine and the West.
26 Jun 2022
Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.

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