Brazil vote goes to runoff
Brazil, October 4, 2010.- The 99.08% of the ballots were counted and Dilma Rousseff won 46.56% of the votes, Jose Serra 32.74% and Marina Silva, 19.51%.
Lula’s candidate was leading polls in the first round until the last few days faced a corruption scandal, which was involved one of her assistance.
October 31 will be the second round, and if former guerrilla Dilma Rousseff beats her opponent could become the first president woman in the largest country in Latin America.
In Sao Paulo the opponent Geraldo Alckmin won (Social Democratic Party, PSDB), he achieved success with 50.62% and Rio de Janeiro the current governor Sergio Cabral (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, PMDB, center) was reelected with a 66.13% of votes (more than 5.2 million votes), after being counted 99.92% of the polls.
Comedian Francisco Oliveira, known as the clown ‘Tiririca’, was elected with nearly 1.2 million votes and become the most voted Rep. in the country. His follower in the largest and richest state in Brazil, the candidate Gabriel Chalita (Socialist Party, BSP) got 504,715 votes so far (2.70% of total).
The clown had the controversial slogan “Vote Tiririca, worse than you are, you won’t be,” so Oliveira was not only the most vote among 70 candidates in the state, but also the most vote in the country.
Nationally, the immediate escort ‘Tiririca’ is the former governor of Rio de Janeiro Anthony Garotinho, who received more than 607.000 votes with 91.1% of ballot boxes counted in his state.