Bolsonaro and Haddad Advance to Runoff in Brazil’s Presidential Election

Though he amassed 46 percent of the vote, right-wing conservative Jair Bolsonaro fell short of a definitive victory and will now go head-to-head with leftist Fernando Haddad in a deciding October 28th runoff.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's divisive 2018 presidential election will go to a deciding second round after controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won an emphatic victory in the first round of voting on Sunday (October 7th) while falling just short of the fifty percent needed to be declared Brazil's next president.

The 63-year-old former army captain received 46 percent of the vote and will now face his left-wing rival, Fernando Haddad, who won 29 percent, in the second round runoff on Sunday, October 28th.

Bolsonaro reacted to Sunday's . . .

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