Jair Bolsonaro just short of outright victory in poll
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.