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This Might Be It for Brazil's Controversial Leader

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Brazilians were voting on Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy.
(Newser)

Brazilians were voting on Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years. The race pits incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. There are nine other candidates, but their support pales to that for Bolsonaro and da Silva, per the AP. Recent polls have given da Silva a commanding lead—the last Datafolha survey published Saturday found that 50% of respondents said they would vote for da Silva, against 36% for Bolsonaro.

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