The critical race for power in Brazil has come to a close as 147 million voters went to the polls to elect Brazil’s next president.
Voting has closed in Brazil in a critical race for power.
The presidential race is between a far-right popularist and a leftist candidate.
Front-runner Jair Bolsonaro had surged in opinion polls over the past week. His closest rival is Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad — a former mayor of Sao Paulo and one-time education minister.
Official results will start flowing in soon via Brazil's electronic voting system.
Voting progressed without major incident. Many Brazilians faced long waiting times to vote and a line of more than 500 people snaked outside one polling station in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighbourhood.