The results of the Brazilian presidential elections this Sunday were closer than predicted by the polls and what was predicted by the media, so much so that a second round of voting will have to be held on the 30th to determine the new president of the South American giant.
The favorite in the media and the polls, the liberal former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was the most voted candidate with 48,4% of the votes (57.2 million), followed by the current president, conservative Jair Bolsonaro, who obtained results well above those predicted by almost all the polls: 43,2% (51 million votes). At an abysmal distance from Da Silva and Bolsonaro were moderate Simone Tebet (4%) and liberal Ciro Gomes (3%).
Da Silva won in the north of the country, except in the state of Roraima, while Bolsonaro won in the country's major political and economic centers: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and the Federal District (Brasilia).
Ex-convict Da Silva (once imprisoned for corruption and later released due to procedural defects) and Bolsonaro will face each other on Sunday, October 30th in the second round, when the voters of Tebet and Gomes, thought to be more likely to vote for Da Silva than for Bolsonaro, will make their decision.