Brazil election: Bolsonaro wins 47% of the vote

With 92 per cent of votes counted, Mr Bolsonaro had received 47 per cent of valid votes, far ahead of former Sao Paulo mayor and leftist rival Fernando Haddad’s 28 per cent, electoral court TSE reported.

The pair will now enter a second round run-off vote on October 28.

Mr Bolsonaro, 63, gained momentum in the election after a near-fatal stabbing at a rally one month ago that kept him from campaigning.

He had appealed via social media for voters to hand him a first-round victory with a 50 per cent result.

A former Army captain who praises dictatorships and vows a brutal crackdown on crime and corruption, Mr Bolsonaro surged in recent opinion polls on a wave of antipathy towards Mr Haddad’s Workers’ Party, the leader of which is in jail after a corruption conviction.

His rise prompted a rally in recent days in Brazil’s currency and stock market.

Many investors want to avoid a return of the leftist Workers’ Party after the end of its 2003-2016 rule left the world’s eighth-largest economy tip into its worst recession in decades.

Jair Bolsonaro was born on 21 March 1955 in the town of GlicérioSão Paulo, in the southeast region of Brazil, to Perci Geraldo Bolsonaro and Olinda Bonturi. Jair Bolsonaro is of Italian and German descent. According to Bolsonaro himself, his great-grandfather was German and was a soldier of Adolf Hitler: “He had no choice: either he was a soldier, or he would be killed”, he said.

Bolsonaro provoked considerable controversy for public remarks made in July 2008, when he appeared to advocate the sterilization of poor people, who he suggested might be too uneducated to understand family planning education: “It is no good talking about education because most of these people are not prepared to receive education and will not educate themselves. Only birth control can save us from chaos,” he said.


will win..its not even close..

possibly one of (((them)))?..german descent..

got stabbed as well..


~ by seeker401 on October 8, 2018.

2 Responses to “Brazil election: Bolsonaro wins 47% of the vote”

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