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Brazil election: Voters may dump Bolsonaro for Lula

Polls are slowly closing across Brazil after millions have voted in an election which could see the country switch from a far-right president to a left-wing one.

BBC reports that voting is compulsory in South America’s most populous country with more than 156 million people eligible.

According to the report, Incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro, is seeking a second term but, as some polls suggest, faces an upheal struggle beating off the challenge from former leftist President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

After voting on Sunday, Lula said he wanted to get the country “back to normal”.

Mr Bolsonaro who has often questioned the electronic voting system said “clean elections” must be respected.

Mr Bolsonaro has said in the past that if he loses the election, it will be because the voting was rigged.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor