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

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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.

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