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Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) wins elections with 55.1% of votes on October 28

Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) has reportedly secured the presidency during the second round of the general elections held on October 28. While Bolsonaro got 55.1% of votes, Fernando Haddad (PT) got received 44.9%. Reports indicate that during night and early morning hours of October 28-29 Bolsonaro’s supporters took to the streets in various cities to celebrate the results, reportedly scuffling with rival supporters.

Taking into Jair Bolsonaro is a highly polarizing figure, political events both in support and against the President-elect are likely to take place in the aftermath of the elections, potentially leading to scuffles between members of opposing camps.

Those operating or residing in Brazil are advised to exercise vigilance in the vicinity of political and spontaneous demonstrations given potential for violence

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