July 23, 2021

20,000 Brazilians vote from Spain in today's presidential election

20,000 Brazilians vote from Spain in today's presidential election



Around 20,000 voters residing in Spain will be able to vote today in the presidential elections in Brazil, more than 15,000 in Madrid and some 5,000 in Barcelona.

The suffrage is mandatory and face-to-face, so those registered should travel to the voting points of these two cities as they correspond to the Spanish province where they live, Efe sources have informed the Consulate General of the South American country in Madrid.

However, they may justify their absence to avoid a symbolic monetary penalty -equivalent to one euro-, aimed at raising awareness among citizens of the importance of voting.

In the event of a second round of voting, voters would have to return to the polls on October 28 to decide who will succeed Michel Temer as president of the Republic for the next four years.

More than 500,000 of the 150 million Brazilian voters live abroad, and will have 1,970 electronic polling stations in 204 cities in 127 countries.

Europe is the continent with the most Brazilians of voting age (from 18 years old), 189,427, of which approximately 10.5% are in Spain.

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