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Breaking News: Brazil’s far-right and controversial candidate wins presidential election

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil’s presidential election.

With nearly 95% of the vote counted, Mr Bolsonaro has 56% of the votes against 44% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party.

Mr Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil’s high crime levels.

The election campaign has been deeply divisive. Each camp argued that victory for the other could destroy Brazil.

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