Brazil: Rio goes wild after Bolsonaro's first-round general election victory

Thousands of supporters gathered in front of the house of the presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to celebrate his first-round victory in the general elections. «We're feeling renewed, renewing faith and optimism. We believe in a better Brazil,» said one of his fans. The far-right politician from the Social Liberal Party secured a victory in the first-round... Еще, winning 46.93 percent of votes, with 99 percent of all votes counted at the time of writing. It means Bolsonaro fell just short of the majority required to win outright. Fernando Haddad from the leftist Workers' Party, who came second, won 28.9 percent of votes, followed by the Democratic Labour Party’s Ciro Gomes with 12.5 percent. The second round of the election will take place on 28 October between Bolsonaro and Haddad.

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