Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro faces leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party in the second and final round of presidential elections... While polls have been narrowing, Mr Bolsonaro remains in the lead... Two final opinion polls released on Saturday showed that support for Mr Haddad had increased, though Mr Bolsonaro was still expected to win about 55% of the vote.


Brazil has been rocked by an increase in violent crime and a huge political bribery scandal that has tainted the entire political class. The economy shrank by nearly 7% during the country's worst-ever recession in 2015.

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