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Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will face-off against leftist challenger in runoff after Brazil vote

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil's first-round presidential election.
Bolsonaro won 46.3 percent of valid ballots, far ahead of leftist Fernando Haddad's 29 percent but short of the outright majority needed to avoid a runoff election.
The two will face-off in a second round of voting on October 28.
Bolsonaro, who has vowed a brutal crackdown on crime and graft, gained momentum after a near-fatal stabbing at a rally one month ago that kept him from campaigning.
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