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Brazil election: Jair Bolsonaro leads in exit polls

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Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad (right) are expected to contest a run-off

Early exit polls in Brazil’s presidential election suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, will win the first round.

However, he looks set to fall just short of the 50% of valid votes needed to win outright.

If the exit polls are confirmed, he will face Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers’ Party in the second round on 28 October.

Mr Bolsonaro is projected to take 45% of the vote and Mr Haddad 28%.

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