The international press highlights the surprise with an advantage below

The international press highlights the “surprise” with an advantage below Lula’s expectations

Posted on 10/02/2022 21:41 / updated on 10/02/2022 21:41

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The foreign press reports on the results of the electoral dispute in Brazil, with some media pointing out that the lead in the first places was smaller than the polls had expected. Argentinian Clarín posts in the headline of his website “Brazil election surprise”, with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva holding a smaller than expected advantage over current President Jair Bolsonaro.

Similarly, La Nación also put “surprise” in the main headline of their website and reported on the second round. In Chile, La Tercera said Bolsonaro “closely loses to Lula in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election,” while in Colombia El Tiempo also highlighted the secondround nomination.

In Europe, Spain’s El País has seen Lula “at least win against a reinforced Bolsonaro”, with the current leaders doing better than polls suggest. In Portugal, Público reported the count up to the minute, highlighting Lula’s turn with the most advanced count. Other local media, such as Diário de Notícias and Jornal de Notícias, also drew attention to the forthcoming second round on their websites.