For the past month, Brazil has been on edge. Would President Jair Bolsonaro accept the results of the general election? While he still has yet to formally concede, Bolsonaro has started to publicly acknowledge his defeat to challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won by a margin of two million votes. What effect did Bolsonaro's stalling have on Brazil, the largest democracy in South America, and how did Lula, a former President previously jailed on corruption charges, make his comeback? Diego Armus, a history professor at Swarthmore College with a specialty in Latin America, examines the fallout from the election and looks ahead to what the outcome means.
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