U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

Sources say U.S. diplomats have assured Brazil’s leading presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that they will swiftly recognize the winner of next month’s election. Lula is ahead in the polls against President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right populist who has sought to discredit Brazil’s electronic voting system. Critics fear that Brazil’s president may follow the example of former President Donald Trump and refuse to accept an electoral defeat. A third source said many European countries are also planning for swift recognition of Brazil’s election results.

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