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Lula in pole position but will face hurdles in congress

Left-wing former president Lula looks most likely to win the second-round run-off presidential vote on 30th October. But the surprisingly strong performance of President Bolsonaro and his allies on the right in the presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races is likely to limit Lula’s room for manoeuvre. That should help to temper fears of a sharp shift to the left.

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