Election 2022 in Brazil, live
Brazilians vote in Spain
According to the National Institute of Statistics, there were 95,433 Brazilians in Spain in 2021. Voting is also compulsory for Brazilians living abroad, and therefore not voting complicates other processes (such as passport renewal ). Brazilians living in Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Murcia, Navarre, Rioja, the Valencian Community and the Basque Country (as well as those living in Andorra) are already voting in Barcelona (Parallel Avenue, 205at the Fira de Barcelona) The others (including residents of the Canary Islands) vote at the Casa do Brasil College (The path of memory, 3() in the city of the University of Madrid. Both schools are open until 5 p.m.
Today in Madrid, with a sunny and slightly cold day, hundreds of people have come since morning to vote at Casa do Brasil, where they saw commotion but (around 11:00 a.m.) few lines of waiting. The political polarization was most noticeable in the clothing of voters (some with pins and T-shirts indicating their preference for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, others for Jair Bolsonaro). But otherwise a calm and friendly atmosphere.
In the second round of the 2018 elections, 3,917 voters (24.8% of those who registered) went to the polls in Madrid. Jair Bolsonaro won with 53.8% of the vote against 36.15% for Fernando Haddad. In Barcelona, 1,644 voters (39.2%) participated, and Hadad won with 47.4% of the vote against 40.7% for Bolsonaro.
Pictured are voters outside Casa do Brasil College this morning in Madrid.