The leader of the Workers’ Party (PT), Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, prevailed with a minimal difference over the current president Jair Bolsonaro in the second electoral round. With 73.45% of the votes counted, the former president was left with the victory with 50.13%, followed by the current president who reached 49.87%.

The second-round elections in Brazil closed at 5:00 p.m. As soon as the time to vote was over, the voting booths began to transmit their results and within a few minutes there was already data. After 5:30 p.m., with 8.71% of the votes counted, Bolsonaro reached 52.22% and Lula 47.78%.

After 6 pm, having counted 38.96% of the votes, the current president reached 50.70% and his competitor was behind with 49.34%. Lula was discounting as the votes were loaded and went to the front before 7:00 p.m.

However, the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSR) rejected the accusations and said that “in no case” did the police procedures harm the vote, although they admitted that they could delay it.

Lula Da Silva will wait for a definitive trend in São Paulo, while Bolsonaro is in Brasilia. The day unfolded normally in most states, although Lula’s team denounced irregularities in operations by the Federal Highway Police, which -according to the presentation- sought to prevent citizens who wanted to vote for the PT from voting.