The Daily Populous

Monday October 31st, 2022 morning edition

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Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court declared Lula the next president, with 50.9% of votes versus 49.1% for Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro did not make a call to Lula, according to campaign advisers.

"I will govern for 215 million Brazilians, and not just for those who voted for me," Lula said at his campaign headquarters.

Lula arrived at a rally in Sao Paulo shortly after 8:00 p.m. (1100 GMT), waving from the sunroof of a car.

A senior Bolsonaro campaign aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he would not make a speech on Sunday.

A former union leader born into poverty, Lula organized strikes against Brazil's military government in the 1970s.

In his third term, Lula will confront a sluggish economy, tighter budget constraints and a more hostile legislature. »

Column: A speech-impaired John Fetterman is better than a fast-talking Mehmet Oz

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Many unkind things were said about Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman after the debate last week with his Republican opponent, Mehmet Oz.

Then there were the ghouls like Donald Trump Jr., who cruelly — and obnoxiously — tweeted that Fetterman seemed “brain dead.”.

Funny enough, it was Oz who offered up a world-class example of the kind of poorly worded statement that can come back to bite you hard. »

Lula da Silva wins Brazilian election narrowly beating Jair Bolsonaro

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has won the Brazilian election, narrowly beating Jair Bolsonaro, official figures show.

It has been Brazil's most polarised election in recent memory, pitting far-right incumbent President Bolsonaro against leftist former leader Lula da Silva.

On his victory, Mr da Silva tweeted a simple picture of his hand over the Brazilian flag and the word: "Democracy.". »

Square Enix 2022 Report: Shift To Global Focus As Japan Ages

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The report states that Square Enix is seeking to “produce hit titles that speak to the global market”, due to the Japanese market’s “graying demographics.”.

Older populations are less likely to engage in modern gaming, which prompts Square Enix to shift its focus beyond domestic borders if they want to expand their audience.

How do you feel about Square Enix and their new global focus? »

Biden congratulates Lula for winning 'free, fair' Brazil election

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[1/2] Brazil's former President and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at an election night gathering on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 30, 2022.

Leftist Lula defeated President Jair Bolsonaro in an election runoff that marked a stunning comeback for Lula and the end of Brazil's most right-wing government in decades.

The United States "looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with President-Elect Lula as we build a democratic, prosperous, and equitable hemisphere," he said. »