Brazil Candidates Support PT's Fernando Haddad After First Round

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Sunday’s elections results have ensured a second round in Brazil. With over 90 percent of the ballots counted, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins the first round with  46,3 percent of the vote but fails to reach the 50 percent necessary for getting elected the new president of Brazil on the first round. Fernando Haddad of the PT who got 28,9 percent is now in second place and will face Bolsonaro in the second round on October 28.

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The left did not let an hour pass after the election result to join, candidates have been showing their extreme rejection to far-right fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro, and their support to left-wing Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad.

The candidate from the Democratic Labour Party (PDT), Ciro Gomes, who came in third place in the elections with 12,5 percent of the votes, has already rejected his rejection of Bolsonaro by saying: "doubtless Not Him." #NotHim has been the slogan to reject Jair Bolsonaro’s authoritarian, sexist, racist, homophobic and fascist comments and behavior.

"One thing I can tell you now, as you have already seen: my life story is a life story that defends democracy and against fascism," he said in a statement to press.

Guilherme Boulos from the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) on a tweet manifested his support to Fernando Haddad and rejected categorically Jair Bolsonaro. "Now we will go to the streets to defeat fascism and to elect the person who represents democracy in the second turn: Fernando Haddad. #NotHim," wrote Boulos on his Twitter account.



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Latin America News

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