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With 99.74 percent of the votes counted, Lula has won the first round with 48.36 percent in this Sunday's elections, leaving behind Bolsonaro, who obtained 43.65 percent, according to Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE). There will be a runoff election between Lula and Bolsonaro.

“We are going to recover. Be sure of it!”, Diaz-Canel said while walking through the Hermanos Cruz neighborhood in Pinar del Rio.

"We want a country that lives in peace and hope, a country that believes in the future," the Workers's Party candidate stressed.

Latest shows that the Workers' Party candidate has already reached 51 percent of the voting intentions.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) are the favorites for the presidential elections that Brazil will hold on Sunday, October 2. Over the last few months, they have made several statements that portray what they think about the conflict in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia.

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