Monday, 22 October, 2018

Brazil’s far-right candidate falls just short of presidential election stunner

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election Brazil election: Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins 47 per cent of the vote, on track for run-off
Ellis Copeland | 09 October, 2018, 11:31

Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro took a commanding lead in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, but the race headed for a second round of voting between him and leftist former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, according to exit polls and partial results.

Arriving at his polling station in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday morning, Jair Bolsonaro appeared confident of a first-round victory, claiming that he would be "at the beach" come October 28.

Fernando Haddad, from the leftist Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores: PT), came second with 29%, setting the stage for a runoff on 28 October 2018.

With 98 percent of votes tallied in that state, Bolsonaro's son Eduardo was the most-voted lower house candidate in Brazil's history, helping the PSL draw over 20 percent of the lower house vote in São Paulo. Haddad - a stand-in for jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who's now serving 12 years for corruption - trailed Bolsonaro with 29 percent.

Bolsonaro almost won the presidency in Sunday's first-round vote, taking 46 percent of votes against Haddad's 29 percent. His supporters blame the Workers Party, which ruled Brazil for 13 of the past 15 years, along with reckless economic policies that contributed to Brazil's worst recession in a generation.

Experts predict political pyrotechnics between now and then as the two men lock horns on their dramatically different visions for Brazil.

Former Ceara Governor Ciro Gomes, who split with the PT and garnered 12 percent of first-round votes with his center-left presidential campaign, stopped short of endorsing Haddad for the second round but said he would "fight to defend democracy". Workers' Party stalwarts are still fuming about the 2016 impeachment and removal from office of President Dilma Rousseff, da Silva's predecessor.

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Yet one-third of Brazilian voters - more than voted for Haddad - either stayed home, or cast blank or null ballots. "Bolsonaro is openly anti-democratic, denigrates minorities and several of his supporters may take his victory as an authorization to attack [verbally or physically] their opponents", he said. "He better be, because just us isn't enough", joked Gilberto Carvalho, a former PT minister and senior party member.

"Haddad and Bolsonaro will both lead populist governments".

"Bolsonaro is accelerating the rupture of Brazilians into two antagonistic camps", said Robert Muggah, director of the Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based think tank that specializes in security issues.

His unabashed nostalgia for the brutal military dictatorship that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985 has sent a chill through many voters.

"We'll speak with anybody who wishes to talk with us now, which is interesting because many of them did not want to have a dialogue with us before the first-round vote", Lorenzoni said. "We have had a really significant number of big wigs removed and to that extent it's a protest vote and a vote for change", he added.

Bolsonaro's running mate, a retired general, has said military intervention can be justified to restore civic order and that Brazil's Constitution can be torn up and rewritten without input from citizens.

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