Hard-right candidate Congressman Jair Bolsonaro nearly won the Brazilian presidency outright in first-round voting Sunday, according to nearly complete results. With 96% of the vote counted, Bolsonaro had 46.7% of valid votes, with second-place candidate, leftist Workers’ Party (PT) nominee Fernando Haddad, at only 28.4%. Another leftist, Ciro Gomes, won 12.5% of the vote and centrist candidate Geraldo Alckmin had a mere 4.8%. Nine other candidates trailed badly. Bolsonaro will face Haddad in a run off on October 28. A run off occurs when no candidate received an absolute majority in first-round voting.
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