Brazil advances to the second round after polarized and closed elections

Bolsonaro, who aspires to re-election, achieved a smaller gap with the progressive leader in the polls, of less than five percentage points, than all polls, which predicted a victory for Lula with between 50% and 51% of the vote. the votes and a 14 point advantage over the ruler (between 36% and 37%).

The former president (2003-2010) was voted by all polls as the favorite to win by a wide margin, but he did not get more than half of the votes he expected to guarantee Sunday’s elections and in some to deal with severe setbacks. states, such as strategic São Paulo.

The ruler won in Brazil’s largest electoral college, with 47.7% of the valid votes, compared to 40.8% for the former president.

In the emblematic state of Rio de Janeirothird electoral college, Bolsonaro’s advantage was even greater, at 50.9% compared to his rival’s 40.7%.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva expressed confidence in winning the election against President Jair Bolsonaro in the second round, on October 30, stressing that yesterday’s result is just an “extension”.

“We are going to win the elections,” Lula said in a speech at a hotel in So Paulo for fellow believers and journalists.

The leader of the Workers’ Party, which ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010, recalled that he had never won a first-round election and emphasized that he will campaign for victory tomorrow, Monday.

“Since my birthday is October 27, I might get it as a present, like in 2002,” said the former union man, surrounded by some of his key employees and his wife. Rosangela Janja Silva.

Source: El heraldo