Can Lula win in the first round? Instructions for the 2022 elections in Brazil

On Sunday, October 2, Brazilians will head to polling stations to choose Brazil’s next president, who will take office in the capital, Brasília, on 1is January 2023. But this will not be their only electoral event: voters are called upon to participate in some five different ballots. Overview of these “general elections”, as they are called in the country.

Who are the presidential candidates?

“Eleven candidates are in the running”reports Whom, a Brazilian site specializing in institutional news. The favorites in the polls are the left-wing former president Lula (Workers’ Party) and the current head of state, Jair Bolsonaro (Liberal Party), credited with 47% and 31% respectively, according to the Ipec poll published on 19 September and relayed by the daily State of Sao Paulo.

Among the other candidates who can hope to do well, Ciro Gomes (Democratic Labor Party, 7% of voting intentions), who is running for the fourth time and who, according to the site UOLseeks to convince center-left voters that he can “to embody a third way, that is to say the alternative to Lula and Bolsonaro”. Another candidate to be retained is that of Senator Simone Tebet (Brazilian Democratic Movement, 5%), who seeks to unite around her name the votes


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