Brazilians abroad face long lines to vote | World

Several queues were reported on social media by Brazilians who are voting abroad this Sunday (2). Voting outside the country is only for the post of president and can be done inside embassies, consulates and diplomatic offices spread across 159 cities in 97 countries.

According to information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), almost 700,000 Brazilians living abroad are eligible to vote.

In zurichin Switzerland, voters had to face rain and approximately 2 km of queue, according to Brazilian Juliana Campoy who lives an hour from the polling place. “The entrance to the school was a mess, very messy. Every year is like this”, said. It took her and her husband more than an hour and a half to get to vote, but they heard reports from people who took more than 4 hours.

Brazilians face rain in line for voting in Zurich, Switzerland – Photo: Juliana Campoy/Arquivo Personal

In London, in England, the Brazilian Gabriel Araujo von Winckler said that the lines where he voted were taking around 1h30 in an atmosphere of “muvuca”, with speakers and speakers, but without confusion. “It’s better than 4 years ago, which was under the rain. The polling place is much bigger, but still insufficient for the Brazilian population in London,” he said.

Brazilians face long lines to vote in London, England — Photo: Gabriel Araujo von Winckler/Arquivo Personal

In Buenos Airesin Argentina, the Brazilian Samuel Rodrigues calculates that the waiting time in the queue can reach 2 hours.

Brazilians in Buenos Aires, Argentina, face a line to vote — Photo: Samuel Rodrigues/Personal Archive

Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, is the city with the largest number of Brazilians eligible to vote, with 45,000 voters. Then come Miami and Boston, both in the United States, with 40,000 and 37,000 voters, respectively.

Voting abroad follows the local time of each country and in some countries it has already ended, with the local result being published on social networks.

See below images of the vote abroad:

Brazilians line up to vote at a polling center in Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, on October 2, 2022 — Photo: Letícia Marçal/Personal collection

Brazilian citizens wait in line to vote in the country’s elections, in Lisbon, Portugal — Photo: REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Lula and Bolsonaro supporters in London show political support by voting in England — Photo: Gabriel Araujo von Winckler/Personal Archive

Brazilian voters in Milan, Italy, face long lines to vote – Photo: Reproduction

Civilians line up to vote in Paris — Photo: Social networks/@not1oday

Brazilians face a long line when voting at the Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina — Photo: Samuel Rodrigues/Arquivo Personal

Brazilian in Buenos Aires, Argentina, face a line to vote – Photo: Reproduction

Voters protest against Bolsonaro in Porto, Portugal, this Sunday (2) — Photo: Larissa de Sousa/Personal archive

Brazilians line up to vote at a polling center in Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, on October 2, 2022 — Photo: Letícia Marçal/Personal collection

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