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Bolsonaro Won’t Accept Defeat in Brazil’s Upcoming Presidential Election

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with the soldiers during annual military exercises by the Navy, Army and Air Force, in Formosa, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2021 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).

With polls showing that he may lose by a wide margin in Brazil’s Oct. 2 presidential election, President Jair Bolsonaro is setting the stage to claim fraud and have his supporters protest his loss. More troubling, Bolsonaro has hinted that elements of the military and police will back his efforts.

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