Jair Bolsonaro has won Brazil’s Presidential election in the final round. Bolsonaro has secured 55% of the vote, defeating the Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad.
The outcome of Brazil’s Presidential election taking place this Sunday is of the greatest importance for the people of Brazil, Latin America and for all progressive people across the world.
The ominous prospect of the far right extremist Jair Bolsonaro becoming the next President of Brazil has sent shockwaves across the world.
Jair Bolsonaro’s strong lead in the first round of the Presidential election in Brazil is a major blow to the progressive left in Latin America and a boost to all reactionary forces in the region.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was officially nominated as the Workers Party (PT) candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election in Brazil at the party’s national convention held on Saturday 4 August.
Recent events in Latin America entirely refute the claim in the Western media that the right wing was carrying all before it in the continent.