October 29, 2018

Right-wing Bolsonaro wins Brazilian elections with landslide despite mass protests

Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing candidate from Brazil's Social Liberal Party (PSL) has clinched victory in the presidential election run-off, beating Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party after a campaign riddled with controversy.

With some 99 percent of the ballots counted, Bolsonaro, dubbed "Tropical Trump" for his populist rhetoric, is ahead with 55.1 percent of the vote. His main opponent, left-leaning Haddad, is trailing behind with 44.9 percent. Read more.

RT

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