Politics 11-10-2018

Acceptance of Haddad increases among voters on the eve of balloting

The distance between the candidates for the presidency of Brazil, Fernando Haddad and Jair Bolsonaro is reduced by 8% for the second round, according to a survey.

A survey conducted in 227 municipalities by Datafolha, whose results were published on Wednesday, reveals that the candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Fernando Haddad, has increased in recent days by 16,62 percentage points his popularity among voters, so the distance between the two presidential candidates would be reduced by 8% compared to the first round.

According to the first poll after the Sunday elections, Haddad, who won 29.28% of the votes in the first round, would get 42% in the second, while his rival from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro, would have a 58%

It should be noted that these percentages only count valid votes and do not include whites or nulls, as the Electoral Justice will do next October 28 when the second round takes place.

The two candidates have begun to consolidate the necessary alliances to face the ballot after the results of the first round last Sunday.

Last Sunday, October 7, more than 147.3 million Brazilians were summoned to the polls to elect the president, 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies and two thirds of the Brazilian Senate.

According to the official results of the elections, Haddad obtained 29.3% of the votes, and Bolsonaro won 46% of the votes. Due to these results, both candidates will face each other in a second round of elections.

For the second round, the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) and the Socialist Party of Brazil (PSB) have expressed their support for the successor of the imprisoned former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva , while the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB) has expressed that will support Bolsonaro.

Haddad considered after the first electoral round that the results of the elections a challenge for the democracy of Brazil. "These results are a challenge because we do see risks to democracy in Brazil, we want to unite Democrats and those who care about the poorest, you need to achieve social justice , " he emphasized .

Haddad had also warned of the danger that a hypothetical presidency of Bolsonaro, defending the policy of President Michel Temer, would represent for Brazilian democracy.

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