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Brazilian Election Raises Fears of a Bolsonaro Military Coup

Brazilian Election Raises Fears of a Bolsonaro Military Coup

Brazil’s elections will be heading towards a runoff on October 30th after former leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was unable to win a majority in Sunday’s first round of elections. The former president “Lula”, a candidate representing Brazil’s worker’s party, won 48% of the vote, while Bolsonaro, Brazil’s incumbent far-right president, won 43%. The outcome of this first election surprised many Brazilians after initial polls predicted “Lula’s” outright win. Unfortunately for his supporters, while Lula won a plurality, he did not win a majority of votes needed in the 11-person race.

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