Brazilians exercise their right to vote from Dublin

From an Irish Times report by Jack Power:

Thousands of Brazilians in Ireland queued for several hours to cast overseas votes in the country’s presidential election, where left-wing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is seeking to unseat right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

One of those waiting in a line that snaked up and down North Great George’s Street several times, Francioli Olivera, said Bolsonaro’s presidency had been “hell” for Brazilians.

“I am so happy” she said as she believed the left would win among Brazilian voters in Ireland. “We’re waiting for a few hours for this but I think it’s worth it,” she said.

Videos of Brazilian citizens lining up to vote in Dublin went viral today on social media today, prompting lively debate among Irish people about whether a similar right to vote should be accorded to Irish people living abroad.

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