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Rabble Rouser and Jair Bolsonaro

sao: With his pledge of Brazil above all, Jair Bolsonaro has catapulted from the fringes of Congress, where he served as a member of marginal parties for 27 years, to a stone's throw from the presidency, according to Vancouver Courier. A rabble rouser who has reminisced fondly about dictatorship and promised an all-out war on drugs and crime, he just missed outright victory in Sunday's vote and will face former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in an Oct. 28 runoff.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver woman attacked on night bus questions transit security VIDEO Here's what Vancouverites need to heed in light of legal weed Safety control or discrimination Pet food labelled 'no ingredients from China'Temporary modular housing approved for site at Union and Gore Bolsonaro only needs a few more points to secure victory, and Haddad's supporters vowed Monday to launch a tough fight to make up ground after their candidate finished a distant second. He also pledged to promote traditional values that would roll back the rights of gays and other minorities. The election was a seismic shift for this nation of more than 200 million people, where the left has won the past four elections but deep divisions have opened in the wake of a massive corruption scandal and the 2016 impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff. The evils and damages of corruption hurt the people in many ways. Brazil's move fits into a global trend among voters in the United States and Europe, among other places who are choosing anti-establishment and often far-right or populist candidates who target minorities and promise a return to traditional values. ( As reported in the news.