Brazil held the first round of its presidential election last Sunday. Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro led the field with 46% of the vote. Though Bolsonaro led his nearest rival, Fernando Haddad by 17%, the two will run off for the presidency on 28 Octob
Those results meant that over 46 million Brazilians voted for a man who has been charged with hate speech and made inflammatory attacks on women, black people, gay people, foreigners and indigenous communities. In Spotlight, we report on the aftermath and our Latin America correspondent Tom Phillips looks ahead to the second round of the election and asks if Brazil’s left and centre can work together to form the grandest of coalitions to defeat Bolsonaro.