The incumbent President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro is set to face former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a second round of the country’s presidential election on October 30.
This is according to data from the Superior Electoral Court based on counting more than 97% of the first-round voting protocols, after neither of the candidates gathered enough numbers to win outright.
Lula da Silva, the leader of the Workers’ Party, received 47.95% of the vote in the Sunday election. He was backed by more than 55 million people.
Bolsonaro garnered 43.62% of the vote, winning the support of more than 50 million citizens.
The total number of eligible voters in Brazil, according to the electoral court, is more than 156 million people, and 32 million of them didn’t turn out to cast a ballot.
During Brazil’s elections, citizens vote to elect the president and vice-president, the governors of the Federal District – which includes 26 states and the capital Brasilia, the entire 513-member House of Representatives of Congress and 27 members of the 81-member Senate.