The opponent, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, leads extensively in opinion polls. Lula da Silva, who was convicted, imprisoned after which launched in a high-profile corruption case, has near 50 % of the vote in accordance with polls. Controversial ultra-nationalist Bolsonaro is beneath 30 % in the identical polls.
Supporters in Rio
But Bolsonaro opened laborious within the presidential marketing campaign, in a fiery speech marked by excessive right-wing views, he sought help from supporters who ended up in Rio de Janeiro.
The right-wing candidate warned of electoral fraud within the presidential election and stated the left-leaning Lula da Silva posed a menace to the nation.
— I hope that Brazil won’t ever expertise the ache that communism creates, stated Bolsonaro and threatened that issues would go downhill for Brazil if the opposing candidate wins.
He additionally attacked Brazil’s Supreme Court, which overturned earlier convictions in opposition to Lula da Silva.
— The few, deaf blackcoats should perceive the voice of the folks. They should perceive that it’s the manager and legislative branches that make the legal guidelines.
International election observers have beforehand questioned Bolsonaro’s warnings that the electoral system shouldn’t be truthful and free. The Supreme Court has additionally rejected Bolsonaro’s repeated criticism.