Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round of Presidential Election

Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round of Presidential Election

The Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate Bolsonaro was the victor of the first election round on Sunday (October 7), failing short of the 50 percent outright majority, but nonetheless accruing 46 percent of the vote. As a result, Bolsonaro would have good chances to form a significant majority in Congress were he to win the runoff on October 28.

With no backing from major parties and little funding, Bolsonaro relied on his skilful use of social media during the campaign. Haddad was the replacement for Luiz Inacio Lula De Silva - the former president who is serving a 12-year jail term for corruption - after the electoral ruled De Silva could not run for the presidency from prison.

Former Army captain Mr. Bolsonaro ended up with 47 percent of valid votes, three points shy of the overall majority he would have needed to be victorious in the first round.

Better-off Brazilians have rallied to Bolsonaro's pledge to crush crime in a country where there are more than 62,000 murders each year, almost as many rapes, and frequent muggings and robberies.

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

Many voters who supported the fourth-place finisher - conservative Alckmin - may break for Bolsonaro, putting him over the top.

He, like most analysts in Brazil today, warned that voters do not seem to fully grasp the degree of change that a Bolsonaro presidency portends: "I think Brazil's democracy is in serious danger", he said.

In the most polarized election since the end of military rule in 1985, Bolsonaro is backed by a group of retired generals who have criticized the 2003-2016 Workers Party governments and publicly advocate military intervention if corruption continues.

Hogs battle, but No. 1 Tide roll in 65-31 rout
The Rebels come into the game off a 70-21 victory over Louisiana-Monroe, but they lost to Alabama 62-7 at home on September 15. The Crimson Tide scored a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage, and also had two TDs in their first three plays.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula is now serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Brazil's currency, the real BRBY, gained 2 percent to 3.78 to the dollar, the strongest since August, while yields on interest rate futures 0#DIJ: fell sharply.

Yet one-third of Brazilian voters - more than voted for Haddad - either stayed home, or cast blank or null ballots.

But his track record of fiery anti-democratic rhetoric, calls for police to kill as many criminals as possible, and offensive comments on women and minorities have alarmed former presidents and observers across the political spectrum.

Reflecting confidence that he will win the second round, Bolsonaro said he had already begun talks with other lawmakers in Congress to build an eventual governing coalition.

"We've had enough of corruption". Maybe they know more than the world's scolds.

Brazil's next Congress was also elected on Sunday, and in a seismic shift, Bolsonaro's once-tiny Social Liberal Party (PSL) was poised to become the second-largest force in the body. "We received a lot of criticism from electronic voting booths, some people voted for governor and closed the vote, others pressed the 1 and appeared the candidate of the left [Haddad]", said Bolsonaro.

Thirty parties won seats in the lower house, up from 25 represented there before the vote.

Related News:



Most liked

'Horrific' limo crash in New York State claims 20 lives
Halse's sister, Karina Halse, told ABC News she had been texting with her sister as she got into the limo on Saturday. Officials are investigating the crash, which occurred near the town of Schoharie in NY state on Saturday afternoon.

OnePlus 6T All Set to Go Official on October 30
Ahead of the launch, OnePlus has already confirmed a lot about the successor to the OnePlus 6. The phone can be pre-booked on Amazon.in, Croma outlets and OnePlus exclusive offline stores.

Bulgaria Shocked by Brutal Rape, Murder of Journalist Viktoria Marinova
Jourova and MEPs have visited Malta and Slovakia to keep an eye on police enquiries, but no one has been brought to justice yet. Marinova was partially undressed and, as it was concluded during the investigation, raped, reports Russian BBC office.

Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate
This group is considered to have a connection with the disappearance of Khashoggi. I didn't want to lose my job or my freedom.

Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the "best gaming processor"
B&H Photo, for example, has the Core i9-9900K listed at $529.99, the Core i7-9700K at $399 , and the Core i5-9600K at $279.99 . Intel says that the Core i9-9900K would cost you $488 and you can pre-order the new processors today.

Facebook Portal smart screen to launch amid concerns over privacy
For added security, Smart Camera and Smart Sound use AI technology that runs locally on Portal , not on Facebook servers. The bigger Portal + sports a huge 15.6-inch Full HD display, which you can also rotate between portrait and landscape.

President Trump Speaks to Police Chiefs in Florida
The report claimed Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump and using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. But if he changes his mind, advisers have urged Trump to wait until after the November midterm elections.

Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane
Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday and into early Monday. It's traveling north at around 7 miles per hour and is expected to increase as it travels further into the gulf.

'The Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson dies at 76
In addition to his popular role on the horror show, Scott had also starred in movies including In Cold Blood , Young Guns II, G.I. The network calls Wilson's character on The Walking Dead , veterinarian Hershel Greene , "the emotional core of the show".

Aguero nominated for Ballon d'Or
Benzema scored 11 times in 32 LaLiga matches as he helped Real Madrid lift the Champions League during an impressive season. Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has been shortlisted among top stars for this year's Ballon d'Or award.

Manchester United vs Newcastle: Why I changed Paul Pogba’s role - Mourinho
Mourinho also took time to praise the Old Trafford faithful after chanting his name throughout the evening. I felt that on the pitch, I did not want to feel another sadness feeling, another disappointment feeling".

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker's debut is most watched launch for 10 years
How did they keep Jodie Whittaker's reveal film a secret? I asked her what the response has been like for her. They're off kilter, walking on baby legs as they discover the new aspects of themselves.

Lunch: Pakistan off to a great start against Australia on day one
At the other end, back-to-back boundaries by Shafiq against Jon Holland took Pakistan past the 400-run mark. Meanwhile Bilal Asif gets his maiden Test cap for the hosts Pakistan .

After Anurag, Vikramaditya Motwane calls Vikas Bahl sexual predator
After actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, a Me Too campaign has started in India . When I supported the girl, he stopped talking to me. "I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes".

North Korea ready to allow inspectors into missile sites, Pompeo says
After Seoul , Pompeo ends his trip Monday in China, North Korea's political and economic lifeline. State media on Monday (October 8) say Kim called Pompeo's visit "productive and wonderful".