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Brazilian Elections: Polling Places Open for Presidential Elections

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This year’s election, the most polarized since Brazil regained democracy in 1985, was marked by a climate of tension between Lula and Bolsonaro, with controversy spreading to his supporters and motivated by arguments. There have been several cases of violent attacks and deaths.

Brazil’s electoral college opened for presidential, legislative and local elections this Sunday, with former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva voicing his allegiance to current president Jair Bolsonaro. popped up as a favorite in a poll of

Approximately 156.4 million voters will elect a president, 27 governors and 513 delegates on this day, which starts at 08:00 local time (same time in Chile) and ends at 17:00 is convened for Renew representatives of the Senate and Local Councils.

Once polling stations across the country have closed for the first time on a uniform schedule, the Higher Electoral Court will begin distributing the first bulletins containing the official results.

Thanks to the electronic voting system, which has been in use in Brazil since 1996 and whose reliability has been questioned by Bolsonaro, the tally is expected to be completed in a matter of hours, but there is no suspicion of fraud.

Lula in the first round?

Lula has a 14-percentage-point advantage over Bolsonaro, according to the latest polls released on Saturday, with 50% to 51% of the valid votes predicted by the country’s two most reputable pollsters. prize.

If no candidate receives a majority of valid votes, the two with the most votes must face off in a second round scheduled for October 30th.

Voters can exercise their voting rights in 5,570 municipalities across Brazil, the Federal District of Brasilia, the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, and 181 locations abroad.

polarized elections

The approximately 500,000 electronic ballot boxes installed across the country will again be outfitted with massive security devices and reinforced by Army forces. It exists in 568 municipalities, mainly in the Amazon region, and some cities with high rates of violence. as Rio de Janeiro.

This year’s election, the most polarized since Brazil regained democracy in 1985, was marked by a climate of tension between Lula and Bolsonaro, with controversy spreading to his supporters and motivated by arguments. There have been several cases of violent attacks and deaths.

Source: Biobiochile

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