Victory For Bolsonaro In Brazil, But There Will Be A Second Round
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As expected, Jair Bolsonaro has won a decisive victory in the Brazilian presidential election. Unfortunately, because of the run-off system, he'll be challenging Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Needless to say, the Main Stream Media is engaged in a full-scale meltdown, and there will be tremendous pressure on voters to vote for "anyone but Bolsonaro" in the upcoming runoff. 

Right-wing Brazilian Congressman Jair Bolsonaro is headed toward a second-round runoff against leftist former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad on Oct. 28, according to exit polls and early results that indicate no candidate winning a majority in Sunday’s presidential election.

With 68 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro had received 46 percent of valid votes, far ahead of Haddad’s 25 percent. Much of Haddad’s support is concentrated in northeast Brazil, which is often slower to report electoral results...

Bolsonaro, a former Army captain who praises dictatorships and vows a brutal crackdown on crime and graft had surged in opinion polls in the past week on a wave of antipathy toward Haddad’s Workers Party, who leader is in jail receiving bribes.

[Brazil election will go to run-off, Bolsonaro vs. Haddadby Anthony Boadle and Mateus Maia, Reuters, October 6, 2018]

There have already been reports of voter fraud in the country being used to deny Bolsonaro the outright victory. 

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Look for a full-fledged MSM press in the next few weeks and huge efforts by so-called Non-Governmental Organizations meddling on a massive scale. Also keep an eyes on the tech companies, as there is already MSM pressure on Gab, which is being used by many Bolsonaro supporters. The runoff election is on October 28. 

The real question is if any of the minor candidates will endorse Bolsonaro in the coming weeks. In these kinds of cases, a number of voters will be looking for "permission" to vote for a man journos are screaming is "far right" or a "fascist."

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