Far-Right Candidate Bolsonaro Wins, Elected President of Brazil

New president-elect Jair Bolsonaro promises to be a "defender of the Constitution, of democracy, and of freedom." Haddad omits mention of Bolsonaro in concession speech.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In perhaps the most divisive election in Brazil's history, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected the next president of Brazil, winning 55 percent of the vote over his leftist rival, Fernando Haddad, who tallied 45 percent.

In total, approximately ten million votes separated the two candidates with over 57 million voters going for Bolsonaro while some 47 million went with Haddad.

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