Politics Rundown: Lula wins Brazil’s presidential election

New U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak makes history.


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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won Brazil’s presidential election.

Dalet Valles, News Editor

After going through a second round of voting following a runoff election, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won the presidential election in Brazil after receiving 50.8% of the vote. He returns to office after being president of Brazil between the years 2003 to 2010. 

When the time for transition came, opponent Jair Bolsonaro refused to concede to Silva. Bolsonaro made his first public statement 48 hours after the results were announced. Lula will transition into office by Jan. 1. 


The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation on Oct. 20 after only six weeks in the position, officially serving the shortest term as Prime Minister. The Conservative Party moved to appoint Rishi Sunak, her previous opponent, for the role. 

“I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Liz Truss,” said Sunak in his first speech as Prime Minister. “She was not wrong to want to improve growth in this country, it is a noble aim and I admired her restlessness to create change. But some mistakes were made.”

Sunak becoming Prime Minister has made history for the United Kingdom. He is the first Prime Minister with Indian heritage. His agenda tackled issues concerning the economy, environment and the United Kingdom’s borders. 


The Alabama Constitution, approved in 1901, may change depending on the Nov. 8 vote. According to AP News, the constitution still includes language regarding segregation, poll taxes and bans on interracial marriages. The current document is 12 times longer than the average state constitution and has been amended over 900 times. The proposed constitution aims to eliminate Jim Crow-era language and will aim to better represent modern Alabama.

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