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Lula, Bolsonaro to face off in second round of Brazil’s presidential elections

Lula da Silva mustered 47.95% of the vote, Bolsonaro - 43.62%

RIO DE JANEIRO, October 3. /TASS/. Incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to face former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a second round of presidential elections on October 30, according to data from the Superior Electoral Court based on counting more than 97% of the first-round voting protocols.

Lula da Silva, the leader of the Workers’ Party, mustered 47.95% of the vote in the Sunday elections. He was backed by more than 55 million people. Bolsonaro gathered 43.62% of the vote, winning the support of more than 50 million people. The total number of voters, according to the electoral court, is more than 156 million people, and 32 million of them didn’t turn out to cast a ballot.