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Brasilian Horror Show

PostPosted: October 8th, 2018, 3:40 pm
by BadgerJelly
A horror story:

After a campaign as improbable and electrifying as any Brazilian telenovela – although infinitely more consequential for the future of one of the world’s largest and most diverse democracies – Bolsonaro secured 46.93% of votes - with 94% of all votes counted.

The second-placed candidate, the leftist Workers’ party Fernando Haddad, won 28% of the vote, according to Brazil’s superior electoral court, the TSE. Behind him came the Democratic Labor party’s Ciro Gomes with 12.5%.

Those results mean Bolsonaro, who received more than 46m votes, and Haddad will face off for the presidency on 28 October in a second-round vote.

“The next few weeks are just going to be crazy. The country is just going to divide even more,” predicted Monica de Bolle, the director of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Re: Brasilian Horror Show

PostPosted: October 8th, 2018, 3:44 pm
by BadgerJelly
For some context in this person:

And more recently from Fry: