Bolsonaro and Lula kick off campaigning for Brazil’s elections – BBC News

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Campaigning is officially under way in Brazil in a race that will see the right-wing incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, take on the left-wing former leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

The latest opinion poll puts Mr Lula da Silva in the lead with 44% of the vote, with Mr Bolsonaro on 32%.

Lula is known for his policies to lift people out of poverty.

In his nomination speech, Mr Bolsonaro promised to retain a welfare programme that makes cash payments to poorer Brazilians.

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Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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Voting is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting. Residents of a place represented by an elected official are called “constituents”, and those constituents who cast a ballot for their chosen candidate are called “voters”. There are different systems for collecting votes, but while many of the systems used in decision-making can also be used as electoral systems, any which cater for proportional representation can only be used in elections.

In smaller organizations, voting can occur in different ways. Formally via ballot to elect others for example within a workplace, to elect members of political associations or to choose roles for others. Informally voting could occur as a spoken agreement or as a verbal gesture like a raised hand or electronically.

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