Monday, October 08, 2018

Brazil Election Maps

The extreme far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the most votes in the first round of Brazil's presidential election yesterday. However the candidate failed to win 50% of the vote and so he will now face a second round election on 28 October against the the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad.

Globo has created an interactive map visualizing the results of yesterday's election in Brazil. G1 Elections 2018 allows you to view the results of the presidential elections in each electoral district. On the map the electoral districts won by Fernando Haddad are colored red and the districts won by Jair Bolsonaro are colored green. The intensity of the colors for each candidate show the level of the candidate's support in the districts in which they won.

The map reveals a pronounced north-south split in support for the extreme Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro seems to be much more popular among the richer voters of the south than in the poorer northern regions. The poorer northern regions have historically voted in greater numbers for the candidates of the left. It now looks like their southern neighbors are on the brink of condemning the whole country to the rule of an anti-democratic despot.

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