March 25, 2023

The competition in Brazil’s presidential election this Sunday is between the right, represented by their candidate, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro, and the left, represented by their candidate, former President Luiz Inacio Lula. yes Silva.

Brazil’s electronic voting system allows for quick tabulation within hours of polling stations closing at 17:00 Brazilian time.

“The presidential, legislative and regional elections that will take place today are taking place in an absolutely safe atmosphere,” Brazilian Justice Minister Anderson Torres was quoted by the Brazilian newspaper Rio Times, adding, “We are not going to war. We are going to the elections.”

Eleven candidates are running in the presidential election, but observers focus on the “electoral war” raging between left-wing candidate Lula da Silva, who ruled Brazil from 2003 to 2010, and current far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.

In the event that no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the two candidates with the most votes will run in the second round of elections at the end of October.

Some opinion polls indicated that “Lula da Silva would receive the majority of valid votes and be able to win the election in the first round, thus avoiding a runoff.”

In addition to choosing a president, voters will elect a vice president, governors, and senators.

It is worth noting that the Brazilian e-voting system allows for quick counting of results within a few hours after polling stations close.

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