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Lula can still win the election, but it’s not a given

Brazil’s presidential election did not end on Sunday night, as some polls indicated it might. With no candidate achieving over 50 percent of the votes, there will be a second round of voting on October 30.

Although the runoff was always the most likely scenario, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s steady lead in the polls — and a dynamic that appeared to be swinging voters from the candidates of Senator Simone Tebet of Mato Grosso do Sul and former Governor Ciro Gomes of Ceará in his favor — fed the lofty idea that the former president would win the election outright.

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