The Workers Party (PT), the formation led by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was the one that received the most regional governments in the first round of the elections this Sunday in Brazil, with three governorates and the possibility of winning a quarter.
The states of Bahia, Ceará and Piauí, in the impoverished Brazilian northeast and an old electoral redoubt of the PT, remained under the wings of the socialist acronym after their current governors guaranteed re-election, while the candidate candidate for the government of Rio Grande do Norte, Fatima Bezerra, was the most voted but will have to define the position in a second round.
However, in the day of this Sunday the PT lost Acre, one of its oldest electoral strongholds, as well as the government of Minas Gerais, as the governor Fernando Pimentel, who aspired to re-election, was in third place.
In Bahia, one of the poorest states in Brazil, Rui Costa, the son of a trade unionist, won by a large advantage and who started at a very young age in the social struggle. After being counted 98% of the tables, Costa was re-elected with 75% of the votes, so he did not need to dispute a second round.
In Ceará was re-elected, and also by a large majority (79.95%), the current president, Camilo Santana, a fact that also happened in Piauí, where Wellington Dias, with 55.64% of the votes, will repeat mandate.
The one that did not achieve any mandate in the first round was the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), the other formation of greater tradition in the South American giant that will have to decide the governorships in five states in the second round on October 28.
The PSDB that governed Brazil between 1995 and 2002 with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has lost strength in recent years, something that was ratified today with the exclusion of his candidate, Geraldo Alckmin from the presidential elections after finishing fourth after only four. , 85% of the votes.
Although for the second round the Social Democrats are favorites in Minas Gerais, the dispute will be tight in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondonia and Sao Paulo, where they lead by a narrow margin.
In the border state of Roraima, for which the PSDB was also favorite, its candidate, Anchieta, was in second place and will have to measure himself in the second round with the representative of the Liberal Social Party (PSL), Antonio Denarium.
The Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), another of the winners of the day, won in the three states that had announced the polls.
Renato Casagrande, candidate for the PSB, obtained for the second time the governorship of Espiritu Santo with 55.28% of the votes.
In the state of Paraiba Joao Azevedo was elected with 58.19% of the votes. Azevedo had just served as Secretary of Infrastructure in the regional government and was contesting elections for the first time.
And Paulo Camara repeats mandate in Pernambuco after obtaining 50.70% of the votes.
The mandates of the Mato Grosso and Goias states were left for the Democrátas (DEM) party, a center-right formation that remained in opposition during the Lula PT governments, sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption, and Dilma Rousseff, who She was dismissed from the presidency through a political trial for irregularities in the management of the country's economy.
Senator Ronaldo Caiado won the dispute in the Goiás government, with 59.79% of valid votes; and Mauro Mendes was elected to the government of Mato Grosso, with 58.81% of the votes.
In total, 13 states elected their leaders in the first round. The other 14 will have to return to the polls on October 28 for a new dispute.