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Brazil’s presidential election could be over after just one round

A week before the Brazilian presidential election, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro has fallen further behind his rival Lula da Silva, according to opinion polls.

A survey by the Ipec institute had Bolsonaro at 35% and Lula at 47%. Another had it on 33% and Lula on the same number.

If these polls are any indication, former President Lula is only a few points away from being elected without needing a second round.

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Over the past two weeks, critics say Bolsonaro has used three high-profile events to his political advantage.

First, the 200th anniversary of Brazil’s independence from Portugal, where it has been accused of using the event to campaign.

The electoral commission asked him to remove some of the images he recorded during this event.

He was also criticized for giving a political speech from a balcony at the Brazilian Embassy in London while in the UK for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

More recently, Bolsonaro has been accused of using a speech at the United Nations General Assembly to attack political rivals.

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