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The Brazilians in the ballot boxes for a very tense presidential election

 The Brazilians in the ballot boxes for a very tense presidential election © Bruno Kelly / Reuters a compactor in a polling station in São Pedro; A community on the Amazonas river on October 1, 2022. The polling stations opened. Some 156 million Brazilians are called this Sunday, October 2, to go to the polls in the largest country in Latin America to choose their head of state for the next four years.

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Current developments in the state election in Lower Saxony follow:

6.25 p.m. - AfD boss Tino Chrupalla has the result of his party in the election in Lower Saxony welcomed. "I am happy that we were able to double this result," says Chrupalla in the ARD. One appeared united and put the right topics. According to Chrupalla, the fact that voters have decided on dissatisfaction for the AfD are part of the opposition.

6:23 p.m. - FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr is disappointed with the performance of the liberals in the election. "Of course that hurts, no question," says Dürr on ZDF. "The times are challenging," adds the politician from Lower Saxony. It is now important for the FDP in the federal government to "continue to work very concentrated", there are difficult decisions in the coming weeks. It is now important to "think ashore".

Quebec votes: Quebecers head to the polls for province's general election

  Quebec votes: Quebecers head to the polls for province's general election MONTREAL — Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues such as immigration, the environment and the rising cost of living. Polls have suggested Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault is poised to cruise to a second majority, with support more than 20 percentage points higher than that of his closest rival. Legault is facing off against a crowded field including the Quebec Liberals, Quebec solidaire, the Parti Québécois and the Quebec Conservative Party, all of which are polling in the teens.

6.20 p.m.-SPD general secretary Kevin Kühnert calls on the traffic light parties after the Lower Saxony election for closer cooperation. People wanted the parties to move closer together in times of the crisis. "This has to shape the cooperation of the traffic lights even more," says Kühnert on ZDF. He rejects the impression that the SPD Lower Saxony had made election campaign against the traffic lights. "There can be no talk of distance," he says. Chancellor Olaf Scholz appeared in the election campaign on Saturday.

6.12 p.m. - Green party chairman Omid Nouripour sees a government mandate for his party after the best performance in a state election in Lower Saxony. "This is a huge advance of trust," says Nouripour on ZDF. "This is an order that rule."

Brazil: Tebet, 3rd in the first round of the presidential election, supports Lula

 Brazil: Tebet, 3rd in the first round of the presidential election, supports Lula © Miguel Schincariol Simone Tebet, third score of the first round of the Brazilian presidential election, announced on October 5, 2022 to Sao Paulo that she will vote for Luiz Inacio " Lula "Da Silva The Simone Tebet right center senator, very courted after obtaining the third score of the first round of the Brazilian presidential election (4% of the votes), his support for Lula (left) announced on Wednesday against Jair Bolsonaro ( far right).

6.10 p.m. - CDU party deputy Silvia Breher has considered the election result in Lower Saxony as a regional result. "The causes of the defeat in Lower Saxony are certainly not in a statement in Berlin," says the member of the Bundestag from Lower Saxony in the ARD about the statement of CDU boss Friedrich Merz about the "social tourism" of Ukrainian war refugees. Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) deliberately delimited the traffic light coalition in Berlin.

6:08 p.m. - FDP -Vice Wolfgang Kubicki excludes a discussion about his party's staff after the state election. The liberals are "a closed team," says Kubicki in the ARD. This also applies to party leader Christian Lindner. Rather, it is now about finding "reasonable answers" for high inflation and energy prices.

6:07 p.m. - CDU general secretary Mario Czaja granted the defeat in the state election in Lower Saxony. "This is not a nice result for us," says Czaja on ZDF. Prime Minister Stephan Weil from the SPD had managed to "separate himself from the national trend".

Lower Saxony-Election: Greens for the first time get direct mandate in the state election

 Lower Saxony-Election: Greens for the first time get direct mandate in the state election . Now the Greens have by far the first votes in Göttingen. At least one other constituency is also getting green. © Focke Strangmann/ AFP The traditionally red-black map Lower Saxony gets green sprinkler. In Göttingen and Lüneburg, the Greens won a direct mandate for the first time in a state election -and thus ended a decades of SPD leadership in the constituency. In the university city, the Green candidate Marie Kollenrott comes to 35.7 percent of the first votes.

6:05 p.m. - SPD general secretary Kevin Kühnert welcomed the result in Lower Saxony. Others wanted an anti-traffic light campaign, he says in the ARD. "The traffic light parties together brought a majority of votes in Lower Saxony," says Kühnert. That gives tailwind.

5:59 p.m.-According to the infratest survey for the ARD, 67 percent of all voters in Lower Saxony say that SPD politician Stephan Weil is a good prime minister.

5:30 p.m. - The turnout in the polling stations in Lower Saxony is below the value of 2017: According to the state election management, 48.3 percent of those entitled to vote have submitted their vote. In 2017 it was 53.38 percent. The state election management announces that the letter voters must also be expected. There are no figures on this because they would be collected by the municipalities. (Compiled by the Reuters editorial team in Berlin If you have any questions, contact our editor

"20 bottles of vodka and a sweet letter": Berlusconi statements about Putin cause confusion .
The Russian president counts him into a "five real friends", says Berlusconi in a secretly recorded audio recording. Not the only explosive statement. © Photo: Sputnik The Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Silvio Berlusconi at an airport in Rome. Italy's ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once again stained doubts about the determination of the future government in the action against Moscow.

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