More than 142 million Brazilians begun convened to vote the election day this Sunday divided between strong desire for change and a commitment to the continuity of the social achievements of the current government, which seeks reelection.
Polling stations opened at 08H00 (11H00 GMT), to elect a president, 513 federal deputies and a third of the Senate as well as 27 governors and 1,000 state representatives. A total of 142.8 million voters are enabled for vote.
President Dilma Rousseff appears to have secured their place in a runoff to lead for another four years the most Latin American democracy. The president leads the polls with 44% -46% of voting intentions.
“I’m working with the two rounds. Is the hypothesis with which I have worked since the beginning of the election,” Rousseff said after voting early on Sunday in a school in Porto Alegre (south), wearing red and making a victory sign with the fingers.
Her opponent will be decided between Social Democrat Aetius Neves, who is gaining ground in the polls, and environmentalist Marina Silva, of the Socialist Party.