Bolsonaro Pushes Brazenly False Claims of Election Fraud After First Round Loss

Brazil’s presidential election will go to a runoff later this month, as no candidate was able to secure the endorsement of a majority of voters in the first round of voting. Former leftist President Luiz In​​ácio Lula da Silva, commonly referred to as “Lula” by Brazilians, attained around 48.4 percent of the votes on Sunday, according to figures from Reuters. His opponent, far right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, obtained 43.3 percent. The second round of the election will take place on October 30. Preelection polling had previously suggested that da Silva was on track to winning the election outright on…

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