The elections have already ended in at least 70 countries out of a total of 181 approved voting zones abroad. According to ballot boxes published on social media this Sunday (2), Lula da Silva (PT) would have won in 29 countries, while Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has won in six countries.
The PT was victorious in China, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Palestine and Hungary, despite Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s declaration of support for Bolsonaro, among others.
The current presidential candidate for reelection received the most votes in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, East Timor, Mozambique and Greece. Japan is the third largest overseas college with 76,570 registered Brazilian voters.
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A total of 697,000 voters are eligible to vote in these elections abroad, an increase of 39.21% compared to 2018. Abroad, too, women make up the majority of those entitled to vote, at 58.54%. Due to the increase in the electorate, there were lines to vote in several locations.
In Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, which concentrates 51% of Brazilian voters in the country, the waiting time for voting was about 3 hours.
In Buenos Aires (Argentina), voters are lining up this Sunday (02) to vote. Video: Leandro Escames. pic.twitter.com/LNEqYuJNXn
Brasil de Fato (@brasildefato) October 2, 2022
In Portugal, the second largest overseas electoral college with 80,800 eligible voters, voting times have been extended due to the movement. Polling stations that would close at 5pm are now open until 8pm (4pm GMT).
Lisbon in Portugal is the city with the most eligible Brazilians with 45,200 voters. Less than half an hour before the originally scheduled end of voting, at least 3,000 people were still waiting in line, according to the Brazilian consulate.
Editor: Thales Schmidt