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Bolsonaro Claims Unfair Treatment in Election Before Runoff

  • President alleges broadcasters are refusing to play his ads
  • Court denied request to audit radio stations for alleged bias
Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg
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President Jair Bolsonaro ratcheted up attacks on Brazil’s electoral authority after it denied a request to investigate radio stations for allegedly giving preference to his opponent, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Speaking in the presidential palace late Wednesday, Bolsonaro slammed Alexandre de Moraes, chief of the electoral court, and announced plans to appeal his decision. Brazil holds its presidential runoff on Oct. 30.