Brazil’s presidential campaign has re-started ahead of a second vote on October 30 after neither candidate secured majority support in the national election.
Brazil vote will go to October 30 runoff
The second round of Brazil’s presidential campaign is under way after President Jair Bolsonaro spoiled rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s hopes of an outright win in the first-round vote.
The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick resolution to the deeply polarised election in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.
With 99.9 per cent of electronic votes counted, Lula was ahead with 48.4 per cent of votes versus 43.2 per cent for Bolsonaro.
As neither got a majority of support, the race will go to a second-round vote on October 30.