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Brazil's Positivo wins $207 million voting machines tender

Brazil's Positivo wins $207 million voting machines tender
Brazil's Positivo wins $207 million voting machines tender   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">SAO</span> <span class="caps">PAULO</span> – Brazil’s Positivo Tecnologia SA announced on Monday it had been awarded a 1.17 billion reais ($206.85 million) contract to supply electronic voting machines for the country’s 2022 elections.</p> <p>Shares in Positivo were up 4.6% at 10.13 reais in late morning trading, outperforming the wider market, which was around flat.</p> <p>Positivo said in a securities filing it had been confirmed as the tender’s winner.</p> <p>Brazil’s electoral court the <span class="caps">TSE</span> organised the tender for the supply of up to 176,000 voting machines and some products and services ahead of elections in October 2022.</p> <p><span class="caps">TSE</span> had said Positivo was the sole contender in the tender, which follows unsuccessful attempts by President Jair Bolsonaro to discredit Brazil’s voting system.</p> <p>Bolsonaro said multiple times that the electronic voting system was rigged during the 2018 presidential election, which he only won after a second round when he said he should have been elected in the first round of voting. </p> <p>($1 = 5.6562 reais)</p> <p/> </div>