Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil Vote But Not Outright Victory

Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: Janine Moraes / Câmara dos Deputados

(From The Guardian)

The far-right Brazilian populist Jair Bolsonaro has secured a resounding victory in the first-round of his country’s presidential election, but fallen just short of the majority required to avoid a second-round runoff. . . .

The second-placed candidate, the leftist Workers’ party Fernando Haddad, won 28% of the vote, according to Brazil’s superior electoral court, the TSE. Behind him came the Democratic Labor party’s Ciro Gomes with 12.5%.

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