This Sunday the Brazil 2022 elections are defined in a ballot between Lula Da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro that will determine who governs that country for the next four years. Minutes after 5:00 p.m., the first data was released, showing that with 25.33% of the tables counted, Jair Bolsonaro (56.49%) leads Lula da Silva (43.51%) in Rio de Janeiro , one of the most populous states in the country.
In the first round at the national level, which was held on October 2, it was Lula da Silva who obtained the most votes: 48.4% against 43.2% for Bolsonaro. But in Rio de Janeiro the trend was the other way around: Bolsonaro obtained 51.1% (4,831,246 votes) and Lula 40.7 (3,847,143 votes).
While the state of São Paulo is the largest electoral zone in the country, with 22.15% of all voters, it is followed by the states of Minas Gerais (10.41% of all voters) and Rio de Janeiro, with 8.2%. In total, the southeast region concentrates 42.64% of the entire national electorate.
The Brazilian electorate —which for these elections has around 156,454,011 registered and authorized voters— is distributed in 5,570 municipalities, in addition to 181 cities abroad. Voting takes place in 496,512 polling stations distributed in 2,637 electoral zones.