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Brazil braces as Election Day could turn ugly

Polls have closed for the runoff of Brazil’s 2022 presidential elections, as the country’s citizens choose their leader for the next four years. But unlike other election cycles, this year’s vote might not end once all ballots are counted.

If former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins a third (non-consecutive) term, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is expected to challenge the results and drag the country into an unprecedented political crisis that could last until inauguration day on January 1.

Since taking office in 2019, Mr. Bolsonaro has engaged in a crusade to discredit the very electoral system that allowed him…

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