The results of the first round of the 2022 overseas elections will be published by the TSE (Superior Electoral Court). At 7:20 p.m. (Brasília time), 49% of the polls abroad had already been counted.
Abroad there is only the election of the President of the Republic. In Brazil, the positions of the federal deputy, state deputy, senator and governor are also voted on.
Ballot boxes published on social media and verified via the TSE’s Boletim na Mão app showed the victory of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) in most European countries, while current President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) won in Israel and Japan.
Lula won in:
- Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, the polling station is in Riyadh. There, Lula received 48.15% of the vote and Bolsonaro got 33.33%.
- Australia. Lula emerged victorious from the voting among Brazilians living in Australia. In Sydney, PT received 54.06% of the vote while Bolsonaro got 29.62%. In Canberra it was 56.01% for the expresident versus 27.24% for the reelection candidate.
- Belgium. In Brussels, Lula had 54.42% of the vote, Bolsonaro 34.86%.
- China. Bolsonaro won in Canton and Hong Kong, but Lula won a numerical majority by capturing Beijing and Shanghai. Taking all votes into account, Lula received 38.8% of the vote, versus 36.3% for Bolsonaro.
- South Korea. Lula had 62.8% of the vote, versus 25.6% for Bolsonaro.
- Denmark. Lula was elected by the Brazilians who voted in Copenhagen today with 76.6% of the vote. Bolsonaro had 12.03%.
- Netherlands. At a 100% poll count in Amsterdam, the country’s only electoral college, Lula had 70.95% of the vote, versus 16.66% for Bolsonaro.
- Hungary. Lula won wide in the capital, Budapest, with 80.89%, versus 11.86% for the current president. Hungarian President Viktor Orbán recorded a video declaring his support for Bolsonaro.
- Jordan. The polls in the capital Amman gave Lula 61.23%, Bolsonaro 19.38%.
- Lebanon. After the Beirut polls were fully tallied, Lula won with 56.18% versus 33.23% for Bolsonaro.
- Malaysia. Lula had 47.37% versus 42.11% for Bolsonaro.
- New Zealand. With only one voting zone in the capital, Wellington, Lula emerged victorious with 72.11%. President Bolsonaro only got 16.67%.
- Norway: Lula had 66.1 percent at the polls in the capital Oslo, while Bolsonaro had 19.4 percent.
- Palestine. Lula won a broad victory in Palestine. In a 100% count in the Ramala Elections Department, the PT received 84.81% of the vote. Bolsonaro, on the other hand, only had 7.45%.
- Poland. With 100% of the polls counted in Warsaw, Lula was elected by the country’s Brazilians with 68.49% of the vote. Bolsonaro was voted in by 17.68%.
- Kenya: Lula had 49.02% of the vote, versus 45.1% for Bolsonaro.
- Czech Republic: Brazilians living in Prague gave former President Lula 68.94% of the vote. President Jair Bolsonaro had 15.80%.
- Sweden: Lula won by a wide margin in Sweden. The country’s only polling station is in the capital, Stockholm. The PT got 67.08% of the vote, Bolsonaro 17.30%.
- Thailand. In 100% of the polls tallied in Bangkok, Lula won with 43.81% versus 40% for Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro won in:
- United Arab Emirates. With 100% of the polls tallied in Abu Dhabi, Bolsonaro got 48.59% of the vote while Lula got 36.89%.
- Greece. The polls in Athens gave Bolsonaro 46.91% of the vote while Lula received 37.53%.
- Indonesia: Bolsonaro had 60% of the vote against Lula’s 40%.
- Mozambique. With Maputo polls completely erased, Bolsonaro wins with 51.55% versus 40.21% for Lula.
- Dominican Republic. With 100% of the votes cast in São Domingos, Bolsonaro was the winner in the Dominican Republic with 55.98% of the vote. Lula had 31.10%
Queues are recorded in various cities around the world
The movement of Brazilians to embassies and other polling stations has led to long lines in several cities particularly in Europe, according to reports published on social networks.
For example, in Lisbon, the city with the most Brazilian voters outside of Brazil, there were queues and moments of tension between Lula and Bolsonaro supporters.
Paris, France also had a line doubling the Brazilian embassy blocks.
In Berlin, Germany, voters would queue for more than four hours to vote in front of the Brazilian embassy, according to information from a local voter.
Queuing scenes in front of the polling stations were also recorded in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
Lisbon is the city with the most voters; The USA is the country with the largest electoral college. According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), 697,078 voters outside of Brazil are eligible to vote 39.21% more than in the 2018 election. The countries with the most Brazilian voters are the United States, Portugal, Japan, Italy and Germany.
The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, has more than 45,200 citizens eligible to vote there, a number that has increased by 113% compared to 2018.
The United States is home to the largest number of Brazilian voters abroad: nearly 183,000 citizens are eligible to vote there. That number is up about 14% from the 2018 election.
*With information from RFI