While awaiting the final result, supporters of Lula are gathered in front of a giant screen, in the middle of the street, in Rio De Janero, which displays the count of the votes attributed by electronic voting to the candidates.
As this journalist from Le Monde on the spot reports, Lula is ahead of his opponent, after 0.09% of the votes counted.
RESULTS STILL PENDING
While the first estimates of the results of the first round were expected from 5 p.m. in Brazil (10 p.m. in Paris), these should ultimately only be revealed “a few hours after the start of the count”.
END OF VOTING
Polling stations closed Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (10 p.m. in Paris) throughout Brazil, where 156 million voters were called upon to elect their next president, but also their governors, a third of senators and federal deputies and 27 States.
While the election took place in an “absolutely calm” manner, according to the president of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Alexandre de Moraes, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro hinted that he might not recognize the result of the election. vote in the event of victory of his adversary, the former head of state and favorite Lula.
ESTIMATES EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM
Polling stations close at 5 p.m. in Brazil (10 p.m. French time). The first estimates of exit from the polls should fall quickly after they close.
If he is not the favorite, the far-right candidate is far from admitting defeat.
At midday, the president of the Superior Electoral Court, Alexandre de Moraes, assured that the vote was taking place “without problem”, and wanted to “reaffirm the reliability and transparency” of the electronic ballot box system, many times. criticized by Jair Bolsonaro.
He went on to explain that election day continued “in an absolutely quiet manner”. “We will count all the votes today,” he added.
BOLSONARO: “MAY THE BEST WIN”
“If the elections are clean, no problem. May the best win!”, declared the far-right head of state while voting in the morning in Rio de Janeiro.
Annoyed by the insistent questions from the press, Bolsonaro, dressed in the yellow and green jersey of the national football team under which he wore a bulletproof vest, did not want to say clearly whether he would recognize the result of the poll.
LULA: “WE WANT A COUNTRY IN PEACE”
Former left-wing president (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva voted in the morning in Sao Bernardo do Campo, a working-class suburb of Sao Paulo. “For me, this is the most important election,” said the former steelworker, who is in his sixth presidential race to seek a third term, 12 years after leaving power with a stratospheric popularity rate (87% ).
“We no longer want hatred, discord. We want a country at peace,” he said, referring to the fractures of a very polarized Brazil, which has 214 million inhabitants.
Like every four years, the Brazilians were called to the polls this Sunday.
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