Opinion

Brazil’s presidential runoff election, in pictures

On Sunday, October 30, The Brazilian Report traveled around São Paulo to witness a historic election, which saw former President Lula defeat Jair Bolsonaro, the incumbent

Supporters of Lula celebrate his win on Sunday, October 30. Photo: Marine Resse/TBR

The Brazilian 2022 presidential election is historic in many ways.

For the first time, a former president and an incumbent faced off. It was also the first time a sitting president lost his re-election bid. It was the tightest presidential vote in Brazilian democratic history – and the one that saw the largest number of voters involved (over 123.7 million citizens showed up to the polls).

Voters get to the polls.
Voters get to the polls. [Photo: Julia Laüer/TBR]
Campaign material featuring President Bolsonaro and São Paulo Governor-elect Tarcísio de Freitas.
Campaign material featuring President Bolsonaro and São Paulo Governor-elect Tarcísio de Freitas. [Photo: Julia Laüer/TBR]
[Photo: Julia Laüer/TBR]

In the first round, Jair Bolsonaro outperformed

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