Brazilian citizens went to the polls on 30 October to elect their new president in a peaceful and well-organised election.
Following the official announcement by the Superior Electoral Court, the EU congratulates Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as President-Elect and Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin Filho as the Vice President-elect on the victory.
The EU commends the Electoral Court in particular for the effective and transparent manner it conducted its constitutional mandate throughout all stages of the electoral process, demonstrating once again the strength of Brazil’s institutions and its democracy.
The EU and Brazil have a longstanding Strategic Partnership, based on shared values and respect for Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.
We are committed to deepening and broadening our relationship with Brazil in all areas of mutual interest, including on trade, environment, climate change and the digital agenda to the benefit of our citizens.
We will also enhance our work together in favour of inclusive, just and sustainable development.
I look forward to working together with President Lula and his government, as well as with the new Congress and State authorities.
Source – EEAS