Jair Bol­sonaro just short of out­right vic­tory in poll

The Guardian Weekly - - Global report -

The far-right Brazil­ian pop­ulist Jair Bol­sonaro gar­nered more than 46m votes in the first-round of his coun­try’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, but fell just short of the ma­jor­ity re­quired to avoid a sec­ond-round runoff.

Bol­sonaro re­ceived 46.93% of bal­lots cast – with 94% of all votes counted. The sec­ond-placed can­di­date, the left­ist Work­ers’ party Fernando Had­dad, won 28% of the vote; the Demo­cratic Labour party’s Ciro Gomes got 12.5%. Bol­sonaro and Had­dad will face off on 28 Oc­to­ber in a sec­on­dround vote.

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