19 Oct 2018

Bolsonaro ahead in polls as Brazilians prepare to vote

Home Affairs Correspondent

Less than ten days before an election that’s divided Brazil, the populist far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro still holds a commanding lead over his rival.

Latest polls show Mr Bolsonaro, a former army officer with extreme views on gay and minority rights and law enforcement, is set to take 59 percent of the vote in the run-off next Sunday.