World fate elections in Brazil: In surveys, challengers Lula is clearly ahead of Bolsonaro

22:40  02 october  2022
22:40  02 october  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

A week before the presidential election in Brazil, Lula remains at the top of the

 A week before the presidential election in Brazil, Lula remains at the top of the © Ricardo Moraes, Reuters Lula surveys during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro on September 25, 2022. The presidential candidates in Brazil enter Monday in their Last week of campaign before the October 2 ballot. According to the polls, ex-president Lula could win in the first round against the outgoing Jair Bolsonaro.

156 million people in Brazil today. The right -wing radical incumbent must worry about his position.

Menschen stehen an einer elektronischen Wahlstation im brasilianischen Sao Paolo. © Photo: Photo: AFP/ CAIO GUATELLI People stand at an electronic election station in the Brazilian Sao Paolo.

in view of the extreme political division in Brazil, presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on election day for social peace.

“The majority of society does not want a confrontation, it wants peace. People don't want to sell weapons, they want to drive out books. People will live in peace, ”he said, according to a report by the news portal Uol on Sunday, after he had made his vote in São Bernardo do Campo.

‘We'll vote for Bolsonaro because he is God’

  ‘We'll vote for Bolsonaro because he is God’ Fans of Brazil's president see him as a legendary leader, and are convinced he will win re-election.Wherever Jair Bolsonaro goes, he likes to stir controversy - but few were expecting him to do so on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. As world leaders flew to the UK to mark her passing, President Bolsonaro saw an opportunity to do some campaigning.

“If people don't want to stick to it and disregard the law, that's their problem. But I think it will be easy for us to restore democracy and peace in this country. ”

The left ex-President Lula (2003-2010) competed against the right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday. Both had sharply attacked in the election campaign, the political camps are irreconcilable towards . Lula is clearly ahead in the surveys. However,

Bolsonaro has repeatedly sprinkled doubts about the electoral system and indicated that the result may not be recognized. "What matters are clean elections without problems," said the head of state on Sunday after his voting in Rio de Janeiro.

After four years in office of the right -wing radical head of state, more than 156 million people in the South American country are called to choose their president on Sunday. Bolsonaros statements in the election campaign fueled fears that there could be unrest in the event of its defeat.

Brazil's youngest voters betting on 76-year-old candidate

  Brazil's youngest voters betting on 76-year-old candidate At a samba bar in Rio de Janeiro, three university students are engaged in a vigorous political debate as they count down the days to Brazil's presidential elections. "I am the only 'favelada' (slum-dweller) in my (university) physics course, all the other students are from the elitist areas of Rio, like Ipanema," said Brasil, who hopes there will be more like her under a new Lula government. Not everyone is in agreement.Mateus de Medeiros, an 18-year-old mechanical engineering student, regrets that the choice is limited to "the extreme right or the extreme left".

The polling stations in Latin America's largest economy should be open until 5 p.m. (10 p.m. CEST). The first results were expected about two hours later. Member of parliament, governors and senators are also elected in Brazil.

The 76-year-old Lula gave up his vote shortly after opening the polling stations and said that he wanted to attribute Brazil to "normality". "We don't want hate, no discord," said the challenger. "We want a country of peace."

should receive more than 50 percent of the votes on Sunday , he would have been elected in the first round as head of state of Brazil. If none of the candidates receive this majority, the two best -placed places will compete against each other in a runoff election on October 30th. (dpa)

Brazil leaves for a month of fierce campaign full of uncertainties .
© Evaristo SA Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (G) and Jair Bolsonaro (D) will compete in the second round on October 30 The short victory of Lula In the first round of the presidential election against Jair Bolsonaro, who obtained a better than expected result, opens a new four -week campaign period on Monday which promises to be fierce and charged with uncertainties in Brazil.

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