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Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote

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Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, according to official results that gave him 55.7 percent of the vote with more than 88 percent of the ballots counted.

His victory over leftist candidate Fernando Haddad marks a lunge to the right for Latin America’s largest country, after a divisive campaign marked by widespread outrage at the political class- but also fears over Bolsonaro’s denigrating remarks about women, gays and blacks.