The Democratic Socialists of America extend their congratulations to Lula, the Workers Party, and their electoral coalition for their impressive showing in today’s election. As they prepare to move into another round of elections, we continue to stand on the side of democracy and condemn any efforts to subvert it via political violence.
We will continue to monitor the political situation in Brazil and call on the Biden administration to reject any illegitimate attempts by Bolsonaro to subvert the democratic will of the Brazilian people.
A Lula victory is a necessity for the dignity of the working class. It is a necessity for the health of the planet, in a moment where the global climate crisis is being felt in devastating ways all over the world.