Brazil to vote again in run-off after neither candidate receives 50% support

Brazil to vote again in run-off after neither candidate receives 50% support

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Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a second round of the election after neither won enough votes to be declared victorious outright.

With 98.8 per cent of the votes tallied in the election on Sunday, 2 October, left-wing candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won 48.1 per cent of the vote, and right-wing candidate and incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro won 43.5 per cent of the vote.

Lula fell just short of the 50 per cent support needed to avoid a run-off vote.

Voters have four weeks to make a decision.

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