BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – Over 142 million Brazilians made their way to the polls on Sunday (5) for the presidential elections, which had some surprising results.
Despite recent opinion polls pointing to a run-off between incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and opponent Marina Silva, Aécio Neves has received more votes than Silva.
President Rousseff obtained 41.59 percent of the vote and Neves 33.55 percent. Silva received only 21.32 percent.
Twenty-seven state governors, a third of the Senate and all 513 Chamber of Deputies representatives were also elected in Sunday’s general elections.
The Superior Electoral Court says 9.64 percent of votes were considered null or left blank and that 19.39 percent of registered voters did not show up to the polls.