Lula wins in Brazil: How he managed to lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty (and what are his chances of doing it again)

  • Cecilia Barria
  • BBC News World

Lula's supporter

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“No Brazilian will go hungry” was one of the slogans that marked much of the two governments of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

It was eight years that not only lifted nearly 30 million people out of poverty, but also saw the emergence of a so-called “new middle class” in the wake of an economic boom that created jobs and placed the country among the fastest-growing emerging economies. .

And this Sunday, he defeated Jair Bolsonaro by a narrow margin in the elections, he repeated that.

“The most urgent obligation is to end hunger,” he said 12 years after leaving office.

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