Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff

Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff

In what is likely to be a deeply polarizing runoff, Bolsonaro, an outspoken apologist for Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, will now face leftist Fernando Haddad, the former mayor of Sao Paulo, in a second round of voting on October 28.

Haddad will need to unite those non-Bolsonaro voters to defeat him on October 28, as the former military officer and Rio de Janeiro lawmaker, who has a record of racist, sexist and homophobic attitudes, has consistently been leading the polls since Lula dropped out of the race.

In a 20-minute interview with the Brazilian radio station Jovem Pan on Monday - his first since the previous day's triumph - Bolsonaro said he hoped soon to return to active campaigning after his recent near-fatal stabbing and would continue to insist on being tough on crime and tough on the left.

Some Bolsonaro supporters called on him to moderate his message to ensure victory, but the candidate said he would not ease up on an anti-establishment message that has resonated with voters.

As education minister both under Lula and his successor Dilma Rousseff-until 2012, when he successfully ran as mayor of Sao Paulo-Haddad was responsible for championing an anti-homophobia initiative in schools that Bolsonaro strongly opposed and that Rousseff eventually suspended.

Haddad may yet gain the backing of other candidates in the race, but that might just feed Bolsonaro's criticism that traditional politicians are only interested in protecting their own.

"He will also have to try to attack Bolsonaro on issues that actually affect the mindset of the voter".

More news: Google shutting down Google+

Better-off Brazilians have rallied to Bolsonaro's pledge to crush crime that includes more than 62,000 murders each year, almost as many rapes and frequent robberies.

Despite his complaints, Bolsonaro did not formally contest Sunday's result, saying his voters "remain mobilized" for the second round.

"A Haddad voter, Jose Dias, said it would be a "catastrophe" if Bolsonaro won the right to succeed unpopular outgoing centre-right President Michel Temer".

His once-tiny Social Liberal Party (PSL) was poised to become the second-largest force in Congress after legislative elections also held on Sunday, giving a boost to his agenda of slashing taxes and state involvement in the economy. "We have had a really significant number of big wigs removed and to that extent it's a protest vote and a vote for change", he added. "I've got to carry on being the same person". Bolsonaro has promised a harder line on Venezuela, which millions have fled in recent years.

Aragao, for his part, said the election had been consumed by feeling, discussion involving facts, figures and firm proposals on how to solve Brazil's social, political and economic problems drowned out. Bolsonaro has often praised Trump, and his campaign took many pages from the USA president's playbook, from bashing the mainstream media and political class to using the candidate's adult children as proxies.

"Basically what we have seen is voters positioning themselves based on a [emotional] rejection towards their opponent".

Related Articles

  • Agent rules out Zidane move to Man United

    Agent rules out Zidane move to Man United

    Mourinho has struggled at Old Trafford this season and could well be axed before the campaign is over. There is a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt", Mourinho said.
    Killed When Limousine Crashes Into Crowd Outside Upstate Country Store

    Killed When Limousine Crashes Into Crowd Outside Upstate Country Store

    "Second, that vehicle was inspected by the NY state Department of Transportation last month and failed inspection". Local media reported that the vehicle sped down a hill and crashed into bystanders in Schoharie County, New York .
    Americans win Nobel Economics Prize for work on climate change and technology

    Americans win Nobel Economics Prize for work on climate change and technology

    The committee said: "Romer demonstrates how knowledge can function as a driver of long-term economic growth". He has also written about climate an economics for a broad audience, as the author of several books.
  • Facebook unveils Portal and Portal

    Facebook unveils Portal and Portal

    They are only available for pre-order in the United States at present, priced at $199 (around £152) and $349 respectively. Although Amazon isn't listed as a music partner, Facebook's " Portal " devices do have Amazon Alexa built in.
    No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio? City says it can't afford one

    No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio? City says it can't afford one

    The NYC Indigenous Peoples Day celebration 2018 is free and open to all. In 1971, Columbus Day was moved to the second Monday of October.
    Trump Senate ally warns on ties if Saudis killed journalist

    Trump Senate ally warns on ties if Saudis killed journalist

    Saudi officials said the journalist, a Washington Post contributor , left the building, while Turkish officials say he did not. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate.
  • Fabregas willing to extend stay at Chelsea under Sarri

    Fabregas willing to extend stay at Chelsea under Sarri

    I don't think so [that I am shooting more] but when you score goals , you want to score even more goals. He added: "I am really very happy for our fans because our support today was excellent".

    Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

    The Florida Panhandle is on alert as Tropical Storm Michael works its way to the northern part of the Sunshine State . But within a few hours it gained more strength and by Sunday evening, it had top sustained winds of 95 kph.
    Gareth Southgate happy to hand a chance to 'exciting' players

    Gareth Southgate happy to hand a chance to 'exciting' players

    As the worldwide break is upon us, England manager Gareth Southgate has named his latest squad for the Nations League games. In nine games, he has scored once and provided eight assists.
  • Boston Red Sox ALDS: David Price devalued once again vs Yankees

    Boston Red Sox ALDS: David Price devalued once again vs Yankees

    He offered one suggestion for his success at home. "I feel like it's very good, but I can't tell you any specific reason for it". The Red Sox veered from their original Game 3 plan, by switching starting pitchers going from Rick Porcello to Nathan Eovaldi .
    Tropical Storm Michael Will Become a Hurricane Monday

    Tropical Storm Michael Will Become a Hurricane Monday

    As forecast, Michael would be the first Category 3 or higher hurricane to hit the Panhandle since Hurricane Dennis in 2005. BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday began evacuating personnel from Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production platforms.
    No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

    No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

    Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet last week to discuss The New York Times report that flung Rosenstein into limbo. The President visited Orlando after his second Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in over the weekend.