More than 156 million Brazilians are qualified to define this Sunday who will be their next president between the current president Jair Bolsonaro and the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva. The two candidates will face off in a close ballot that will set the course for Brazil and the region for the next four years.
Lula is considered the favorite of all the polls published in the previous one to win a victory that will place him back in the Planalto Palace, dethroning Bolsonaro as of January 1.
On that path, Bolsonaro burned his last cartridges this Saturday by launching his commitment with 22 promises that he will fulfill if he has the opportunity to govern the country for the second consecutive term. Among his proposals, the hardening of sentences, strengthening of the family and the increase of the minimum wage stand out.
For his part, Lula ended his proselytizing activities in the city of São Paulo, his district of political origin, where he was accompanied by the former president of Uruguay, José “Pepe” Mujica.
São Paulo, considered the richest district in Brazil, is also at stake this Sunday, and the fight is between Bolsonarist Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas and opponent Fernando Haddad.
The leader of the ultra-right prevailed in São Paulo, like Bolsonaro, in the first electoral turn, and both Lula and Haddad seek to turn that result around. Through the electronic voting system, a quick count and the dissemination of the first numbers are expected starting at 6:30 p.m.