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WASHINGTON: Brazil’s elections, which saw leftist Luis Inacio Lula da Silva elected to a third term as president, bolstered confidence in the country’s democratic institutions, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Monday. (October 31).

When asked if he was concerned about incumbent Jair Bolsonaro becoming president, Price said figures across Brazil’s political spectrum were paying tribute to Sunday’s vote. did not comment on the results.

“This vote reinforces our confidence in the strength of Brazil’s democratic institutions, which play their constitutional role in transparent, free and fair elections,” Price said.

“The hallmark of all democracies is the acceptance of the will of the people expressed through elections, followed by the peaceful transfer of power. This is what the world expects and what we will see in the coming weeks. It’s expected to happen,” he added. Brazil vote ‘strengthens’ trust in democratic institutions: US State Department

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