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Brazilians cast ballots in presidential elections

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- Brazilians headed to polls on Sunday to choose their next president from two front-runners - the right-wing outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Lula da Silva, 76, who is considered to be leading the polls, cast his ballot at a school in Sao Paulo.
He said, "We don't want more discord; we want a country that lives in peace." "This is the most important election," CNN quoted him as saying in press remarks.
For his part, Bolsonaro, 67, who voted at a military facility in Rio de Janeiro, said, "The expectation is of victory today," adding "elections, no problem at all." A winning candidate must win over than 50 percent of the vote. If not, a second round of voting between the two frontrunners will take place on October 30. More than 150 million Brazilians are eligible voters. (end) si.gb