Big battle between Lula and Bolsonaro in the election, with the winner determined on October 30. The far-right president celebrates because ‘we defeated the electoral lie’, with Lula’s center-left leadership shrinking in percentage terms overnight.
Former center-left president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva took first place in Brazil’s first round of presidential elections on Sunday, ahead of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, but his lead was smaller than polls had predicted. A second round between the two is set for October 30.
Luís Inácio Lula da Silva won 47.91% of the votes, against 43.65% for Bolsonaro, based on the results released by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) after counting 97.3% of the votes, while the research institute Datafolha credited him the day before. . Saturday by 14 percentage points.
These numbers mean that Lula’s victory in the first round is impossible.
Big Battle and Ups and Downs
The night turned into electoral “excitement”, as Bolsonaro was initially in the lead with 60.3% of the votes against 46.0% against 45.2% for his rival, according to the first round released by the High Electoral Commission, and the results showed it. (Tokyo Stock Exchange).
Then, with 70%, Lula regained the lead (45.7-45.5%), then expanded. The center-left former Brazilian president won 46.5% of the votes to 44.8%, with 82.6% of the votes counted, while the margin increased even more, three points, to guarantee 90.3. In the counting of votes, Lula obtained 47.1% of the votes against 44.3% for the far-right head of state.
In the end, the gap was reduced by about 5 points.
“We Beat the Lie”
Brazil’s far-right president said he “won the lie” in the election and expressed hope ahead of the October 30 runoff, in which he will face center-left Luis Inácio Lula da Wel de Silva, the favorite.
The head of state won 43% of the votes against 48% of his opponent, even though the latest poll by the Datafolha institute, released last Saturday, gave the center-left former president a 14-point lead.
“We will Win the Elections”
Former center-left president Lula, who took the lead in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections yesterday, said “the fight will continue until the final victory, but his confrontation with the far-right president leaving Zeke” has failed. Bolsonaro, who is suing them. .
The current leader of the Workers’ Party (PT), which won almost 48% of the votes against Bolsonaro’s 43%, stressed that “we are going to win this election, and ‘more travel, more meetings’ to meet Brazilians. Find your third term. ” Ranked the highest in the country on October 30th.