Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election in runoff

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Derrick Tucker | 31 October, 2018, 02:08

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro has won over many voters by painting a picture of a Brazil at war - with criminals, corrupt politicians and leftist ideas that he says could turn the country into Venezuela - and promises to change the tide with force and clean governance.

Bolsonaro's victory over leftist candidate Fernando Haddad marks a lunge to the right for Latin America's largest country, after a divisive campaign marked by widespread outrage at the political class - but also fears over Bolsonaro's denigrating remarks about women, gays and blacks.

Bolsonaro went into Sunday the clear front-runner after getting 46 percent of the vote to Haddad's 29 percent in the first round of voting on October 7, when 13 contenders were on the ballot.

During the presidential campaign, Bolsonaro announced that he would not accept the election results unless he won.

On Sunday evening, defeated candidate Fernando Haddad did not make the traditional congratulatory phone call to Mr Bolsonaro.

The runner-up has vowed to "defend freedoms" of president-elect's opponents. In March, Marielle Franco, a lesbian city councilor in Rio de Janeiro, was shot and killed.

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is taken on the shoulders of a supporter moments before being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Sept. 6, 2018.

Thousands of supporters flooded the streets outside his home in Rio de Janeiro, waving Brazilian flags and lighting up the sky with fireworks.

"The future president must respect institutions, must respect democracy, the rule of law, the judiciary branch, the national Congress and the legislative branch", Mr Toffoli said in remarks many took to be a rebuke of Mr Bolsonaro and his more extreme positions.

"President Trump called President-elect Bolsonaro of Brazil this evening to congratulate him and the Brazilian people on today's elections", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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Bolsonaro, 63, repulses a large part of the electorate - and many outside the country - with his overtly misogynistic, homophobic and racist rhetoric.

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff after voting at a polling station in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

He often took to Twitter to lambaste the rival Workers' Party as unethical and unsafe.

Haddad, 55, is standing as a surrogate for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who led Brazil through the boom years of 2003 to 2010. But the hugely divisive Workers' Party founder was barred from running because he is serving a 12-year prison sentence.

But the election also revealed that the historical divisions between Brazil's northern and southern regions remains significant, with the relatively poor north-east (which supported Haddad) establishing itself as a left-wing bastion.

Haddad narrowed Bolsonaro's lead to 8 percentage points in an Ibope poll released late Saturday, a survey that gave him 46 percent compared with Bolsonaro's 54 percent.

In Sao Paulo, the economic capital, Marcos Kotait, 40, a publicist, said he had "never seen such a polarized election" as he waited to cast his ballot.

"I feel in my heart that things will change", said Sandra Coccato, a 68-year-old small business owner, after she voted for Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo.

The judge who oversaw numerous cases in Brazil's massive corruption investigation also wished Bolsonaro well.

Brazilians on Sunday will elect the country's next President amid one of the most polarising and violent political campaigns in its history which comes as the country continue to suffer from prolonged recession, rising insecurity and a massive corruption scandal that rocked political and financial institutions, reports CNN.

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