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OAS Electoral Observation Mission Presents its Preliminary Report following the Second Round of the Elections in Brazil

  November 1, 2022

Full Preliminary Report available here.

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM), headed by Rubén Ramirez Lezcano, a former Foreign Minister of Paraguay, applauds the civic commitment of the Brazilian people who, as in the first round, went to the polls en masse to elect their representatives.

The Mission highlights the work of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE ), an institution that once again demonstrated its high level of professionalism and robustness, which allowed it to successfully conduct an electoral process in a complex context marked by polarization, disinformation, and attacks on electoral institutions. The Mission also notes the work of the Regional Electoral Courts (TREs ), judges, electoral officials, and polling station officials, all of whom contributed to the organization and conduct of these elections.

For the second round, the OAS/EOM comprised 56 members of 17 nationalities, whose staggered arrivals in the country began on October 22. On this occasion, the Mission was deployed in the Federal District and 15 states across Brazil’s territory, as well as in four cities abroad. In the week leading up to the elections, the OAS/EOM met with representatives of the two presidential contenders’ campaigns, as well as with electoral and government authorities, academics, and representatives of civil society. Those meetings allowed it to monitor the preparations for the election and to explore the country’s different perspectives regarding the vote.

In total, over the first and second rounds, the OAS deployed 111 observers. The OAS/EOM specialists conducted analyses of key aspects of the electoral process, such as electoral organization and technology, political financing, the political participation of women, indigenous people, and Afro-descendants, campaigns and freedom of expression, overseas voting, political violence, and electoral justice.



Full Preliminary Report available here.

Reference: S-023/22