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Lula Sees Very Tight Brazil Election as Bolsonaro Grows in Polls

  • Leftist leader says he’s fighting to convince people to vote
  • Lula’s lead has been shrinking in recent opinion surveys
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Brazil Heads for Presidential Runoff

Leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva considers that Brazil’s election is “very tight” and will be decided by those who didn’t show up to vote in the first round earlier this month. 

“A lot of Brazilians have already made up their minds and the number of people we need to convince is growing smaller,” he told reporters on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro. “We are fighting for the abstention vote.”