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Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said "polling problems" during Sunday's election cheated him of outright victory.

Mr. Bolsonaro was propelled to his first-round win with the help of Brazil's enormously influential evangelical Christian churches, which love his virulently homophobic rhetoric and emphasis on "traditional" gender roles.

With just three weeks until the runoff, Bolsonaro holds a commanding lead. If everything else is unchanged, Haddad would also need to carry virtually 100 percent of the votes cast for the candidates in the back of the pack, if he hopes to win.

Bolsonaro's Social and Liberal Party was a tiny, fringe group, but the candidate began surging in the polls earlier this year through his use of social media and carefully orchestrated rallies.

Bolsonaro's son, Eduardo, took to Twitter to call upon voters to record videos if the voting machines give them issues. In a broadside against Bolsonaro, who frequently talks about liberalizing gun laws, Haddad said: "We don't carry guns. We have to remain mobilised".

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Despite sitting in congress for almost three decades, Bolsonaro casts himself as a political outsider in the mold of America's Donald Trump or the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte: tough talking, brash, promising a root-and-branch overhaul to an electorate tired of traditional parties spouting empty promises. Many investors want to avoid a return of Haddad's Workers Party after the end of its 2003-2016 rule saw the world's eighth-largest economy fall into its worst recession in decades.

In this September 20, 2018 photo, Barbara Aires, 35, poses for a photo next to a mural of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"Bolsonaro is an example of honesty".

With the field reduced to two candidates, some analysts see Haddad as the natural inheritor of numerous centrist votes that will be up for grabs, but the scale of Bolsonaro's first-round success means that Haddad will have little room for manoeuvre.

"Brazil is now surfing the wave of global conservatism, an anti-globalist movement all across the world", said Guilherme Casarões, a comparative politics professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a university in Sao Paulo.

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But little in this election has gone to plan, and Mr Bolsonaro's strong showing reflects a yearning for the past as much as a sign of the future. Recent polls suggest that 80 percent of Mr. Gomes' voters would drift to the Workers' Party candidate in the second round. Since the vote, posts have circulated on Facebook lauding the north-east for potentially saving the nation and encouraging people to report abusive posts about the region's inhabitants. "We carry the force of arguments to defend Brazil and its people".

The PT campaign took a big knock with the disqualification of popular ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Haddad can only win in the second round if he converts sceptics, galvanises Sunday's vanquished centrist candidates and their supporters and goes after his opponent on policy issues such as crime and security which, until now, he has appeared unwilling to grapple with, analysts said.

Haddad secured 29% of votes in the first round. In Minas Gerais state, exit polls showed another Bolsonaro ally scoring an upset victory in the governor's race.

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