Brasilia, 3 October 2022 (TDI): Brazil held its first successful round of general elections to elect the President, Vice President, and National Congress.

Along with this, the elections for State Legislative Assemblies, State Governors and Vice Governors, federal district legislative chambers, and district chamber of Fernando de Noronha (archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, part of Brazil), were held at the same time.

The Secretary of State, United States, Antony Blinken, congratulated the people of Brazil and the institutions on holding the first round of elections successfully.

This indicates the right to vote and free exercise by the people of the country to select their next leader, as Brazil is the world’s fourth-largest democracy and the second-largest democracy in the Americas.

Brazilian General Election 2022 

Brazil is a representative democratic country that provides the basis for a federal presidential constitutional republic. The democratic process and institutions were completed in 1988 when Brazil’s current constitution was promogulated after years of authoritarian legislation and regime.

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Since then, Brazil holds general elections after every four years. For the recent general election in Brazil, the number of registered voters was more than 156 million.

Brazil election enters Run-off

After the first successful round of elections, Brazil entered its second round of elections in which Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face Jair Bolsonaro.

Jair Bolsonaro is the incumbent president of Brazil, who was elected previously in 2018 and is now a candidate for re-election. On the other hand, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a candidate for a third term, he has previously been elected in 2002 and 2006.

Jair Bolsonaro has secured 43% of the votes in the first round against Lula’s 48% votes. With this result, the elections have entered a second phase where the voters have four weeks to decide the next leader of Brazil.