29 Sep 2022

Brazil election: Bolsonaro echoing Trump’s claims of election fraud

Brazil is set to elect a new president this weekend amidst a febrile political atmosphere that’s already seen bloodshed.

Right wing President Jair Bolsonaro – who’s trailing in the polls – has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s playbook, sowing doubt about the electoral system.

He once said only God could remove him from power and if – as looks likely – his opponent, former President Lula, claims victory, there’s concern he will not accept the result.

Produced by: Millicent Teasdale
Filmed by: Joshua Ho