Lula and Bolsonaro gather support

Presidential election in Brazil

Fans gather around Lula and Bolsonaro

In the race for the presidency in Brazil, the two candidates in the ballot have each been able to win important supporters.

In the run for president in Brazil, the two candidates, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pictured), each managed to win important supporters for the runoff. (archive image)

After the first round of the presidential elections, center-left candidate Ciro Gomes, who received around three percent of the vote, reluctantly came out in favor of the left-wing candidate and former favorite, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva .

It is by no means certain whether that will be enough to get more than 50 percent of the votes in the ballot against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro on October 30. Lula had won in the first round and received about 48% of the votes. However, Bolsonaro did much better than expected and came in at around 43%.

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