Environment

COP27 will mark Lula’s return to the world stage

The president-elect will attend the COP27 climate conference in Egypt, while incumbent President Bolsonaro will not — that sends a huge message about the rest of the world's view on Brazil's government

cop27 Lula celebrates his electoral win on Sunday. Photo: Rovena Rosa/ABr
Lula celebrates his electoral win on Sunday. Photo: Rovena Rosa/ABr

One day after winning Sunday’s tight runoff election, Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took congratulatory phone calls from Joe Biden of the U.S., Emmanuel Macron of France, Olaf Scholz of Germany, and ten other heads of state around the world. He even met in person with Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, who flew over from Buenos Aires.

On Twitter, Brazilians joked that Lula had spoken with more presidents and prime ministers in a single day than outgoing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro had throughout almost four years in office.

And this global networking is set to continue, as the president-elect...

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