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Bolsonaro, Lula to face off in second round of Brazil presidential election

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Editor’s note: International News Editor Michael K. Lavers will be on assignment in Brazil through Oct. 11. BRASÍLIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face off in the second round of the country’s presidential election on Oct.

30 after neither of them received a majority of votes on Sunday. Da Silva was ahead of Bolsonaro by a 47.9-43.6 percent margin with 97.5 percent of electronic voting machines counted, according to Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

Bolsonaro, a former Brazilian Army captain who is a member of the right-wing Liberal Party, represented Rio de Janeiro in the Brazilian Congress from 1991 until he took office in 2018.

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