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Lula or Bolsonaro? Brazilians elect their president this Sunday


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A passerby dressed in the colors of the Brazilian flag in front of portraits of Brazilian presidential candidates, in Brasilia, Brazil, September 27, 2022. © Eraldo Peres, AP (on file)

The Brazilians were called to the polls, Sunday, October 30, for the second round of the presidential election, which sees opposing the far-right outgoing president, Jair Bolsonaro, and the left-wing candidate, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Follow the developments of this voting day live.

Discover the webdoc dedicated to the presidential election in Brazil
Discover the webdoc dedicated to the presidential election in Brazil © Graphic studio France Media World
  • Polling stations closed at 5:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. GMT) in Brazil, where 156 million voters were called upon to decide between the left-wing ex-president Lula, presidential favorite, and the outgoing extreme head of state. right Jair Bolsonaro.

  • If the polls have been predicting for months a 3e four-year mandate to the left-wing ex-head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), the far-right outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, 67, can still believe it after his unexpected score of 1er turn of October 2: 43% against 48% in Lula.

  • Some 120 million voters are expected to use voting machines to designate the future president, a system criticized by Jair Bolsonaro who has questioned, without supporting evidence, his integrity.

  • The final vote tally could be tight on Sunday evening and increase tension and polarization in the country.

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