Alberto Fernandez communicated with Lula da Silva and congratulated him after winning the elections against Jair Bolsonaro. The Argentine president will travel to Brazil on Monday.
The spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Ceruti He specified that the president spoke by phone with Lula on Sunday at 9:50 p.m. (Argentine time). Meanwhile, official sources confirmed to Infobae that it was an “affectionate” conversation. The PT leader expressed his desire to give him a hug “as soon as possible.” That embrace will take place in a few hours when the Argentine president lands on Brazilian soil. “I’ll wait for you tomorrow,” Lula told Fernández last night. In addition, the Argentine head of state confirmed that he will also attend the January 1 inauguration in Brasilia.
The President will be accompanied by a delegation that would be composed of: the Foreign Minister santiago cafierothe Secretary General of the Presidency, Julius Vitobelloand Ceruti.
The Minister of the Interior was present in Lula’s bunker, Eduardo “Wado” of Pedro.
Minutes after the results of the elections in Brazil were known, the Argentine president had expressed himself through his social networks. His vice did the same, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
“Congratulations Lula da Silva! Your victory opens a new time for the history of Latin America. A time of hope and future that begins today. Here you have a partner to work with and dream big about the good life of our peoples,” wrote the head of state.
In a second message, the national president added: “After so many injustices that you experienced, the people of Brazil have elected you and democracy has triumphed. Latin America dreams”, published Alberto Fernández, along with photos with the elected president of Brazil.
“Today more than ever, love and much happiness. Thank you people of Brazil. Thank you, comrade Lula, for restoring joy and hope to our South America”, Cristina Kirchner commented on her behalf.
However, the members of the formula that arrived at the Casa Rosada in 2019 were not the only Argentine leaders who spoke out after the results of the elections in the neighboring country, but so did others, such as Axel Kicillo.
“Congratulations to the Brazilian people. Congratulations to President-elect Lula da Silva. Now yes, justice has been done. Long live Lula! Long live Brazil!” celebrated the governor of the province of Buenos Aires.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Economy, Serge Massaretweeted a post he had made on October 2 last, in which he wrote “immense, Lula”, along with a photo in which the two are embracing.
“Congratulations to the Brazilian brothers and especially to our comrade Lula da Silva for his victory. Today, a path of hope with peace and democracy is consolidated for Latin America. Thank you! ”, He expressed for his part -from Brazil- Wado de Pedro.
“They have mistreated him to the point of inexpressibility… unjustly imprisoned… they have endlessly mistreated an entire vulnerable people… Well, despite all that, for love and La Paz, today the whole world can say: Lula president,” the minister stressed. of security, Hannibal Fernandez.
The chancellor santiago cafiero he considered that with Lula “Argentina is reunited with a great ally and the institutions of Latin America recover an exceptional leader”. “Congratulations on the victory and on your return to the Presidency of Brazil. We will work together for a region in peace and with social justice”, he anticipated.
In his turn, the Argentine ambassador in Brazil, Daniel Scioli, assured: “An honor to share this historic moment in Lula da Silva’s bunker in São Paulo with a regional leader like Pepe Mujica. Together, the deep integration of the region is a fact”.
The presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti, also celebrated the triumph of the elected Brazilian president and stated that “the hope of a united Latin America is more alive than ever” and that “love won” and “democracy in Brazil.”
The most curious were, perhaps, those shared by the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moreauwho linked the results of these elections with Diego Maradona’s birthday, and the Buenos Aires legislator Leander Santorowho posted the only photo he said he had with Lula da Silva and which, according to his own words, was taken “in the bathroom of the CUT (Central Unica de Trabajadores) in Porto Alegre, more than 20 years ago.”
However, the ruling party was not the only one that greeted the winner of the neighboring country. From the opposition, the head of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodriguez Larretasent his “congratulations to the brotherly people of Brazil for the democratic day they have celebrated and especially to Lula da Silva, the newly elected president.”
“We need to build a mature relationship between our countries that allows us to enhance development possibilities. Working together with Brazil is key to recovering international trust and growing. We have to put integration at the center of the agenda, seeking a Mercosur that is more open to the world and taking advantage of the context to consolidate ourselves as suppliers of food and energy. I wish the president-elect much success, and I hope that in the future we can rebuild the historical ties that unite us on the basis of dialogue and mutual interest”, he completed.
Late this Sunday night, the former president Mauricio Macri, who congratulated the president-elect and “the Brazilian people for this democratic day.” “I hope that we continue working to strengthen the bond between our countries,” he added.
Also, the National Committee for the Radical Civic Union (UCR) issued a statement in which it expressed “its satisfaction with the great democratic day carried out today by the brotherly people of Brazil” and congratulated the winner of the elections.
“The complementarity and common destiny of our economies, the indissoluble ties of brotherhood between our peoples leads us to agree with former President Fernando Henríque Cardoso and to trust in the deep social and democratic commitment of the future President of the Brazilians, a friend of Argentina and with enough experience and wisdom to strengthen our challenge of integrating the World for the development and progress of our people”, commented the party that integrates Together for Change.
In a similar way, the main radical referents were expressed as Gerardo Moralesspace president, senator Martin Lousteauleader of Evolution, the deputies Rodrigo de Loredo Y Facundo Manesand former Minister of Health Adolf Rubinstein.
The opposition also expressed the civic coalition through a tweet where he recognized Lula’s victory: “We congratulate the Brazilian people for the democratic journey they have carried out and their elected president @LulaOficial. We must strengthen regional integration by revitalizing Mercosur, cooperation in all areas and strengthening our historical ties”.
On the other hand, the Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel posted on his Twitter: “Congratulations, brother people of Brazil and dear colleague Lula da Silva. Fascism has suffered a heavy defeat, we must strengthen our democracies, prioritizing the most vulnerable, our sovereignty and regional integration.”