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Voting for Brazil’ s President Concluded in 18 Countries


Brasilia, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)

The voting to elect Brazil”s new president has already concluded in 18 of the 99 countries where this process will take place on Sunday, the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced on its website.

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, was the first city to complete the voting, which has also ended in Australia, China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal , Oman, Thailand, Taiwan, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

According to the TSE, most of the slightly more than 500,000 Brazilians living abroad and eligible to exercise their vote are between 35 and 39 years old (15.76 percent of the total), followed by those between 40 and 44 years old (14,34).

With regard to the second-round of Brazil’s elections, according to television reports, it is taking place in total tranquility and without the frequent waiting lines of the first round.

The two candidates for the Presidency of the Republic: the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, of the Liberal Social Party (PSL), and the candidate of the coalition El pueblo feliz de nuevo (The People Happy Again), Fernando Haddad (Workers Party, PT), already exercised their right to vote in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, respectively.

Bolsonaro arrived at a school located in the Villa Militar in the west of the state capital, amid a spectacular security display, and in a brief statement made shortly after voting said his expectation ‘is victory.’

Haddad, for his part, expressed his confidence that today’s elections would be peacefully and said he believes in ‘the strong upward trend’ revealed in the last week by polls of voting intention.

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According to a poll by the Vox Populi Institute and the Editor 247 whose results were released last night, the dispute in the second-round of the presidential election on Sunday will be hard-fought.

In addition to the President and Vice President of the Republic, governors will be elected in 13 Brazilian states and the Federal District, and mayors in 11 cities.

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