President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is yet to concede defeat in the presidential election, hours after former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was declared winner of the polls.
After a divisive campaign which saw two bitter rivals on opposite sides of the political spectrum go head to head, Lula won 50.9% of the votes.
But hours after the polls, Outgoing Bolsonaro is yet to congratulate the winner of the polls, raising fears the far-right nationalist might challenge the victory of his leftist rival.
The far right President had in the run up to the election tried to discredit the polls and media outlets, insisting that the real voters were backing him.
However, the election result is a comeback for Lula who could not run in the last presidential election in 2018 because he was in jail and banned from standing for office.
He had been found guilty of receiving a bribe from a Brazilian construction firm in return for contracts with Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras.
Lula spent 580 days in jail before his conviction was annulled and he returned to the political fray.