December 7, 2022

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Overseas voting: Lula wins in 29 countries

Out of a total of 181 recognized constituencies abroad, elections have already concluded in at least 70 countries. According to ballot boxes published on social media this Sunday (2), Lula da Silva (PT) will have won 29 countries, while Jair Bolsonaro (PL) won six.

The PT won in China, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Palestine and Hungary. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s announcement of support for BolsonaroAmong other countries.

The incumbent presidential candidate for re-election received the most votes in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, East Timor, Mozambique and Greece. Japan is the third largest college abroad with 76,570 registered Brazilian voters.

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In total, 697,000 voters were eligible to vote abroad in these elections, a 39.21% increase compared to 2018. Women also make up the majority of overseas voters, accounting for 58.54%. As the number of voters increased, queues were formed at many places to vote.

In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, where 51% of the country’s voters are Brazilian, the wait to vote is about 3 hours.

In Portugal, the second-largest electoral college abroad, with 80,800 voters, voting hours were extended due to the movement. Polls, which close at 17:00, are now open until 20:00 (16:00 GMT).

Lisbon, Portugal, is the city with the largest number of Brazilians eligible to vote, with 45,200 voters. According to the Brazilian consulate, 3,000 people were still in line less than half an hour before the polls were originally scheduled to close.

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Editing: Thales Schmidt