Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the newly elected President of Brazil who will be duly sworn into office in January, 2023 after emerging victorious in the run-off elections held on 30th October, 2022 with 50.90% of the votes and his opponent, Jair Bolsonaro trailing behind him with 49.10% of votes.

The election which saw Lula and Bolsonaro being top contenders in the first round which was held on 2nd October, 2022 and due to the number of votes being unable to reach the required number or percentage for a victory for the top contenders a run-off was held on 30th October, 2022 for a victor to emerge between the two leading candidates for the Presidency.

Congratulations to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his running mate, Geraldo Alckmin, may this go a long way to improve the relations between Ghana and Brazil with a reference being towards Lula visits to Africa and especially Ghana.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil who led the country as President from 2003-2010 and also served as the Federal Deputy for Sao Paulo from 1987-1991.

The relation between Ghana and Brazil is one that was established in the 1960 when the country became the Republic of Ghana. The only diplomatic mission of Ghana in the South America region is situated in Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil which makes the relationship between Ghana and Brazil very crucial and of importance.