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Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff

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Brazil’s presidential race: polarization

Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro failed to secure an absolute majority in Sunday’s first round of presidential elections, setting up a decisive October 28 runoff between Mr. Bolsonaro and center-left Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad.

Former Army captain Mr. Bolsonaro ended up with 47 percent of valid votes, three points shy of the overall majority he would have needed to be victorious in the first round. Second-place Fernando Haddad finished on 28 percent. Centrist Ciro Gomes, of the Democratic Labor Party, came in third with 12 percent.

The final numbers showed a steady increase...

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