Following a close run-off election on Sunday, Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva has been chosen to be the next president of Brazil in an incredible comeback.

After four years of Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government

his triumph signals a political about-face for the biggest nation in Latin America.

With his victory, the 76-year-old politician brings the left back into power in Brazil

and brings an end to a spectacular political comeback for Lula da Silva, who was imprisoned for 580 days following a slew of corruption allegations.

His path to running for reelection

alive and I'm here."

was opened up when the Supreme Court later overturned the sentences.

In a triumphant speech to fans and journalists on Sunday night, he declared that the victory was his political

"resurrection," adding, "They attempted to bury me alive and I'm here."