Voters started voting at 8 am (Brasília time) this Sunday (2) in Brazil, however, in other countries the voting has ended due to time difference. According to the Federal Supreme Court (TSE), until 12 pm, 59 nations finished the polling stations.
This year, more than 697,000 voters are eligible to vote outside the country. they can vote only for president of the Republic. The number of voters abroad represents an increase of 39.21% compared to 2018, when the last General Elections took place. Voting takes place in 181 foreign cities.
List of countries that finished voting by 12pm:
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Hong Kong (Province of China)
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- New Zealand
- Czech republic
- Russia (Russian Federation)
- East Timor
In Asia and Oceania, candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) was chosen in at least four countries, while President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), who is seeking re-election, was preferred in at least one of these locations, according to information. unofficial
In the chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai, the PT took advantage in the dispute for the Planalto Palace. In Tokyo, japanese capitalthe majority of votes are in favor of the continuity of the current Head of State, according to information on the portal moneytimes.
In Oceania, Lula was also the most voted in the city of Wellington, New Zealand, and in the Australian capital Canberra. In Southeast Asia, the former president was the favorite of Brazilians residing in Singapore.
The data released so far are unofficial, since the official result will only be totaled in the counting of votes, which starts after 17:00 (Brasília time), according to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). At the time, security protocols of the Court’s system will be able to confirm the information.
time zone differences
In these countries voting took place in the same time scheduled for Brazil, from 8 am to 5 pm this Sunday, but following the time zone of each location. Due to the difference, which can reach up to 12 hours more — that is, while it is 8 am here, in Japan it is already 8 pm —, it is possible to have access to the results in each polling station from the ballot papers issued by the polls.
These results are fixed at the respective consulates and embassies for public consultationas it happens in Brazilian electoral colleges.