United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkencongratulated the people and institutions Brazil After the first election round held on Sunday.
We congratulate the people and institutions Brazil For a successful first electoral round and we support their free exercise of their right to elect their next leader,” the official wrote on his Twitter account.
Blinken also said he shares “Brazil’s confidence that the second round will take place in the same spirit of peace and civic duty”.
city police, Anthony BlinkenOn Friday, he expressed the hope that Brazil She will prove that she has strong electoral institutions Before the first round of the presidential elections next Sunday in the face of baseless accusations Forgery by the president Jair Bolsonaro.
Blinkin Canada’s Foreign Minister, Melanie Joygathered in WashingtonThey said they did not want to interfere in these elections.
“I can only say that, in general, Brazil has very strong democratic institutions, including very strong electoral institutions, and they have proven that time and time again,” he said. Blinkin At a joint press conference.
“We hope that will be the case in the next elections this weekend.”
In a disputed definition, the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvain the first round of the presidential elections, by 5 points over the current head of state, Jair Bolsonaro, But it did not reach the 50% required by law and There will be a poll on October 30th.
The results were surprising as practically all polls showed a more comfortable difference in favor of the Labor Party (PT) leader. Even several pollsters showed a landslide victory in the first round.
However, at the end of a painful count that began giving Bolsonaro an advantage of up to seven points but was later scaled back by points, the results placed the former president Lula received 48.25% of the vote against 43.35% for the President of the Republic, with 99% of the polling stations counted.
as expected, The rest of the candidates fall very far from the main candidates. Simon Tebet, of the Brazilian Democratic Movement, and Ciro Gomez, of the Democratic Action Party, barely exceed 4 and 3%, respectively. Meanwhile, the other seven failed to get past 1%.
Leading pollsters had projected a huge advantage for Lula for several months and had even predicted the former president’s likely victory on Sunday without the need for a poll on October 30. However, Bolsonaro resisted and achieved a result that only his supporters insisted on believing.
While, Lolawho booked up the emblematic Paulista Avenue to celebrate his victory in style in São Paulo, They will now have to fight for every vote.