Disillusioned Brazilians poised to elect far-right candidate as president


Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gives a thumbs up after casting his vote at Villa Militar, during general elections, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oct 7, 2018.
Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gives a thumbs up after casting his vote at Villa Militar, during general elections, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oct 7, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

United States President Donald Trump appears set to gain a soulmate and admirer after Mr Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right hitherto fringe politician who models himself on the US leader, won 46 per cent of the ballots in the first round of voting in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday (Oct 7).

And Mr Bolsonaro seems likely to win the presidency when the second round is held on Oct 28.

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