The head of the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the second round of the general elections in Brazilthe former Foreign Minister of Paraguay Ruben Ramirez Lezcanoarrived in Brasilia this Wednesday to join the OAS team that will observe the meeting on October 30.
As reported by the OAS In a statement, the mission is made up of 56 observers and specialists of 17 nationalities, will be present in 15 states and the Federal District and will observe the vote abroad in the United States, France and Portugal.
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During their work in the country, the team from the OAS will meet with electoral and government authorities, political parties, civil society representatives and other actors, in order to learn their impressions on different aspects of the ongoing electoral process.
At the end of his observation, the OAS will present a preliminary report with findings and recommendations with the aim of contributing to the electoral system in Brazil.
This is the sixth time the OAS deploys an electoral mission in Brazil, the statement said.
The former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has 50% of the voting intentions and President Jair Bolsonaro, 43% for the second round of the presidential elections in Brazil, according to a poll released last Monday.
The main surveys in Brazil agree that Lula will win the elections next Sunday, but other demographic companies point to a narrower difference, between 4 and 5 percentage points.
In the first round of the presidential elections, held on October 2, Lula He was the most voted candidate, with 48.4% of the votes, and Bolsonaro was in second place with 43.2%.
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As none of the candidates obtained more than half of the valid votes, the two most voted will dispute the second round.
Polling firms have been heavily questioned in Brazil by Bolsonarism for not having detected the strength that the current president had in the first round.
The polls were right that Lula would be in first place and Bolsonaro in the second, but they calculated that the leader of the extreme right would obtain between 6 and 7 points less than what he finally received at the polls.
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