Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads the vote count in Brazil. But everything would indicate that they are going to the second round with Jair Bolsonaro.

With 98.18% of the tables counted, and with a difference of five million votes, the leader of the left, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, prevailed in the elections for the Brazilian presidency over the current president, Jair Bolsonaro.

With the official announcement of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) of the neighboring country in the sense that a second round was mathematically confirmed, Lula obtained 55,741,456 votes, which represented 48.05% of the electoral participation, while Bolsonaro continues with 43.53%, thanks to 50,570,704 votes.

The other two candidates who obtained a number of representative votes were the candidate Simone Tebet with 4,878,854 votes (4.19%) and Ciro Gomes with 3,551,441 votes (3.05%), both very close to the current president. Jair Bolsonaro.

Once he learned of Lula’s victory in the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections, the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, issued a trill congratulating the leader of the left in the neighboring country.

“I congratulate Lula for his victory in the first round. I congratulate the Brazilian people for his enormous electoral participation, ”said the Colombian president on his twitter account.

The more than 156 million Brazilian citizens eligible to vote will meet again on October 30, the day the second round will be held. The electoral law in Brazil indicates that voting in that nation is mandatory.

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