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Bolsonaro and Lula hold final debate ahead of second round of presidential elections – Market Subset News

Presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva held a final debate in Rede Globo studios in Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, on Friday, ahead of the second round of the presidential elections.

The footage shows crowd cheering for candidates’ arrival outside TV studio as well as Bolsonaro and Lula getting ready for the debates in the large presence of reporters.

In round one Bolsonaro received 43.5 percent, while Lula, who served as president from 2003 to 2010, got 48.1 percent of votes. The runoff was triggered when neither candidate achieved more than half the votes cast.

Bolsonaro, whose campaign slogan is ‘God, family, homeland, and liberty’, aims at privatising key state-owned companies and easing gun regulations.

Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) focused its campaign on fighting social inequality and poverty, proposing measures such as increasing the minimum wage.

The presidential runoff takes place on October 30.

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