Dozens of Presidential Candidate Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s supporters gathered on Friday at a bar in Sao Paulo to watch his final debates with incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of a second round of the presidential election.
Footage features people singing songs as well as cheering while watching the debates on a large screen.
“Today, I opted to come here at this bar to be here as a group and together with other people to watch the debate and it’s going to be decisive for this electoral clash,” one of the supporters said.
Another respondent mentioned that Lula ‘defends freedom, food and work for all, medication for health centres,’ adding: “I’m not really sure what the other candidate defends.”
In round one, Lula, who served as president from 2003 to 2010, got 48.1 percent, while Bolsonaro received 43.5 percent. The runoff was triggered when neither candidate achieved more than half the votes cast.
Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) focused its campaign on fighting social inequality and poverty, proposing measures such as increasing the minimum wage.
Bolsonaro, whose campaign slogan is ‘God, family, homeland, and liberty’, aims at privatising key state-owned companies and easing gun regulations.
The presidential runoff takes place on October 30.