21 Oct 2022

Brazil election: Can Bolosnaro cling onto power in the second round?

In Brazil, another political drama is unfolding, with the latest polls showing rightwing populist President Jair Bolsonaro narrowing the gap against his rival known as Lula – ahead of a tense second round run-off at the end of October.

Bolsonaro did far better than anticipated in the first round, predominantly because of sustained support across rural Brazil. We travelled to the town of Saltinho to find out why.