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Brazil opens voting in almost entire country

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-10-07 21:58
Brazilians arrive at the Ayrton Senna school set up as a polling station to cast their votes in the presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 -- Voting has started in almost all of Brazil in its general elections, except for Acre state, which is two hours late than capital city Brasilia.

In addition to choosing a new president and vice president, the 147 million electors in the country will also choose new governors, senators, federal and state representatives.

Voting stops on 5 p.m.local time (2000 GMT). Results are expected to be known before midnight, as the electronic ballots are quick to be counted.

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