Will one of the candidates of Brazil's presidential election gain more over 50% of votes in the first round?
Brazil's deeply polarised presidential race took centre stage on Sunday, October 7.
The President and the Vice President of Brazil are elected using the two-round system. Citizens may field their candidacies for the presidency, and participate in the general elections, which are held on the first Sunday in October (in this instance, 7 October 2018.
If no canndidate is able to secure more than 50 percent of support in the first round, the two contenders with the highest number of votes will go head-to-head in a second ballot on n the last Sunday in October (in this instance, 28 October 2018).
Among oher candidates Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) who continues to recover from an assassination attempt last month, is projected to win about 28 percent of support on October 7, according to Datafolha polling institute.
The leftist Workers' Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad the PT's replacement candidate for widely popular former president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, is forecast to win 22 percent of the vote.