This is according to the official data released by the High Electoral Court (Brazilian analogue of the electoral commission) after of 96% of ballots were processed.
According to this information, Bolsonaro received the support of 46.62% of voters, while Haddad got 28.5% of votes. To win the first stage of voting, one of the candidates needed to get more than 50% of the votes. That means that Bolsonaro stopped one step away from winning the first round, which, according to the new data, is already mathematically impossible.
Center-left candidate Sira Gomez of the Democratic Trabalist Party ranks third with 12.52% of the vote. The fourth place in the presidential race is occupied by the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo Geraldo Alckmin, who represents the center-right Brazilian Social Democracy Party - he was supported by 4.81% of voters. Another 2.57% of Brazilians voted for entrepreneur Joao Amoeda from the right-wing New Party.
On Sunday, Brazil held general elections (presidential, parliamentary and elections of governors). The second round will take place on October 28.
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