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Women supporting Brazil’s notoriously sexist presidential candidate?

The far-right Brazilian politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has obtained 46.93% of the votes – with 94% of all votes counted. His victory in the first round of his country’s presidential election is short-lived, though, as the required majority hasn’t been met. This means that there will be a second-round run-off.

The second-placed candidate, part of the leftist Workers’ party Fernando Haddad, according to Brazil’s superior electoral court, won 28% of the vote. Following him came Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labor party with 12.5% of the votes. Those results mean Bolsonaro, who received more than 46 million votes, and Haddad will face off for the presidency on the 28 October. For Haddad to win, he will need virtually every vote from the candidates that will not be going through to the second round.

Now, in regards to the women rooting for Bolsonaro, the anti-feminists are backing the far-right, once paratrooper Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s forthcoming presidential runoff election – Someone continuously blamed for misogyny and prejudice.

During the course of a 30-year political career, Bolsonaro has become infamous for his sexist remarks; he has called women ignorant, told a female lawmaker she was too ugly to rape and has publicly announced his concern of women earning the same salary as men.


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