Lula is a hair forward of Bolsonaro, Brazil holds its breath

Lula is a hair forward of Bolsonaro, Brazil holds its breath

■ A polling institute offers Lula the winner

The Datafolha Institute has introduced that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will win the presidential election. After simply over 95% of the depend, the 2 candidates are nonetheless neck and neck (Lula at 50.66% forward of Bolsonaro at 49.34%), lower than 2 million votes separate the 2 males. The result’s nearer than the polls predicted.

That they had given ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) a slight lead on Saturday, but when they have been closely deceived within the 1st spherical, by underestimating Jair Bolsonaro’s rating (43%, in opposition to 48 % for Lula).

■ Brazilians in Switzerland divided

Individuals who voted for the Brazilian election in Switzerland overwhelmingly voted for Lula (5,538 votes). However Jair Bolsonaro nonetheless gained a lot of votes (5,038 votes), in comparison with different European nations the place the outgoing president is way behind the previous left-wing president.

Learn : These Brazilians from Switzerland who assist Jair Bolsonaro

■ Lula walks previous

After 67% of the depend, the previous president handed in entrance of Jair Bolsonaro. The 2 males, nevertheless, stay neck and neck. Just a few thousand votes separate them.

■ Police presence in São Paulo

The BBC experiences a heavy police presence in Sao Paulo, with “dozens of riot police with bulletproof vests, shields and horses”. The identical precautions have been in place through the first spherical, a number of weeks in the past, specifies the BBC.

■ After 30% of the depend, Bolsonaro within the lead, as anticipated

The primary outcomes are as anticipated fairly favorable to Jair Bolsonaro. The latter collected 51% of the votes after 30% of the depend. That is defined by a extra superior counting within the southern states of the nation, than in these of the north, supporters of Lula.

■ Gathering in Brasilia

Not less than 200 folks started to assemble within the middle of Brasila, on the Esplanade of the Ministries, after the closing of the workplaces, famous AFP.

■ Polling stations closed

Polling stations closed on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. Swiss time). The results of probably the most polarized election within the nation’s trendy historical past, however which apparently came about with out violence, must be recognized within the subsequent two or three hours.

■ Police roadblocks ‘delayed’ voters

The president of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) Alexandre de Moraes introduced the lifting of filter boundaries by the federal street police (PRF) which “delayed the arrival of voters” on the polling stations, the left crying foul.

Leaders of the PT, Lula’s Staff’ Get together, had earlier relayed on social networks many movies of buses transporting voters at a standstill, particularly in rural areas of the Northeast, electoral stronghold of the previous -left-wing president (2003-2010) who deemed “inadmissible what is occurring”.

Alexandre de Moraes, nevertheless, stated at a press convention that, regardless of the delays, “no coach turned again and all of the voters have been in a position to vote”.

Learn additionally: In Geneva, the police on the alert for the Brazilian presidential election

■ Jair Bolsonaro alongside a soccer group

Wearing a t-shirt with the inscription “Brazil” yellow and inexperienced, within the colours of the nationwide flag cherished by his supporters, Jair Bolsonaro appeared alongside the Flamengo soccer group, which gained Saturday in Ecuador the Copa Libertadores, the equal of the European Champions League

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