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

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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.

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Far-right Congressman and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, marking a major shift to the right in Latin America’s largest nation fueled by voters’ anger at corruption.

In what is likely to be a deeply polarizing race, Bolsonaro, who has praised Brazil’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship, will face leftist Fernando Haddad, the former mayor of Sao Paulo, in a second round of voting on Oct. 28.

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