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Fears Bolsonaro may not accept defeat as son cries fraud before Brazil election

By Tom Phillips

27 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The election is this Sunday and fears of political violence are mounting. The far-right President is looking to Trump's playbook.

Fears are growing that Jair Bolsonaro could refuse to accept defeat in Brazil’s crunch election this Sunday after his politician son claimed Brazil’s far-right president was the victim of “the greatest electoral fraud ever seen” amid unproven allegations of foul play.

The assertion from the president’s senator son, Flávio Bolsonaro, was almost identical to language used by Donald Trump – Bolsonaro’s most prominent international backer – after he lost the 2020 US election to Joe Biden.

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