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'We need change', 'we have a chance', 'we just have to wait': How Lula supporters are reacting to Brazil's election results

Sky News Monday, 3 October 2022
'We need change', 'we have a chance', 'we just have to wait': How Lula supporters are reacting to Brazil's election resultsIt was going to be a party, or at least that was the plan, and even as we drove towards the thousands of Lula supporters who had taken over a square in downtown Rio de Janeiro, we could hear the cheers and shouting from bars and cafes overflowing with people - and staff struggling to serve food and beer.
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