On Sunday, Brazilians will cast their ballots in the most divisive presidential election in decades. Polls suggest controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has a lead over his leftist opponent Fernando Haddad.
Jair Bolsonaro has won the vote by a wide margin. Brazilians cast their ballots in one of the most polarized elections in its democratic history, driven by discontent over rampant crime and corruption scandals.
Jair Bolsonaro is losing momentum ahead of the runoff vote for the presidency in Brazil, but he remains popular among his favorite targets. Pollsters are waiting to see if a last-minute swing against him continues.
Voters are widely expected to pick the outspoken Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed an iron fist to tackle endemic corruption and rampant crime. The opposition worries his election victory may undermine democracy.
Brazil's ailing economy and rampant crime and corruption may have contributed to some voters' decision to cast their ballots for the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, Hildegard Stausberg writes in this guest commentary.
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