Elections in Brazil: The polling stations have closed and the first results have already been distributed
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The presidential, parliamentary and regional elections in Brazil have ended. According to the electoral authorities, the day passed normally, with few registered cases of problems with electronic ballot boxes and voting crimes.
The information gains in dimension if you take this into account The 2022 elections are the most polarized since Brazil regained democracy in 1985. In fact, the election campaign was marked by a climate of tension between the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvathe big favorite in voting intent polls and the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonarowho is running for re-election.
The polarization between the main candidates also extended to their supporters, with some instances of attacks and deaths motivated by political infighting in recent days.
On that day, which began at 08:00 local time (11:00 GMT) and ended at 17:00 (20:00 GMT), around 156.4 million voters were called upon to vote the President, the 27 governors, the 513 deputies, a third of the Senate and to renew the representatives in the regional legislative assemblies.
Once polling stations across the country close, which will be the first time this will happen on a consistent schedule, the TSE will begin distributing the first bulletins of official results.