Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Surprises, Wins Run-Off With Lula

  • Brasil will hold a run-off election on October 30, after no candidate managed to reach more than 50% of the votes on Sunday.
  • Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvia of the PT, obtained 54,642,032 (47.8%) votes, while current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, of the PL, obtained 49,948,973 (43.7%). In a surprising third place came Simone Tebet of the right-wing MDB party with 4,824,667 votes (4.2%), while leftist Ciro Gomez of the PDT, who was third in the polls, fell to fourth place with 3,497,688 (3.1%).
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