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Brazil Election: The Top Candidates, Key Issues and The Stakes Explained

October 04, 2018

Latin America’s largest democracy will go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, 27 state governors, 54 senators and nearly 1,600 lawmakers, in what some consider the most important election in Brazilian history.

Leading the race to become Brazil’s next commander-in-chief is a pro-torture, far-right dictatorship-admiring former paratrooper called Jair Bolsonaro who currently enjoys about 32% in the polls.

Behind him, with about 22%, is Fernando Haddad, a 55-year-old intellectual and former São Paulo mayor who recently replaced jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the Workers’ party (PT) candidate.

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