Brazilians Vote for Their Next President

Brasilia, Millions of Brazilians vote to choose

between two very different politicians to be their next president.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro faces leftist Fernando

Haddad of the Workers’ Party in the second and final round of

presidential elections.

While polls have been narrowing, Bolsonaro remains in the lead.

Brazilians will also be asked to vote for governors in all 27

states and all 513 seats in the chamber of deputies.

63-year-old ex-army captain Bolsonaro is from the small,

conservative Social Liberal Party.

55-year-old Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor and education

minister, is the son of a family of Lebanese immigrants.

He replaced former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,

currently serving a 12-year prison sentence on corruption charges, as

the presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party less than a month

before the first round of the election, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency