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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's firebrand right-wing presidential candidate, said on Friday that he would not accept the outcome of next month's election if he loses, as polls suggest he will.

"From what I see in the streets, I won't accept any result that is not my election," the populist politician told Brazilian broadcaster TV Band.

Bolsonaro, a retired army captain, has led an ill-tempered campaign in what has been Brazil's most polarizing election since the country's return to democracy in 1985. He has previously said he doesn't trust Brazil's top electoral court and accused the rival left-wing Workers' Party of resorting to fraud as its plan B in the upcoming vote.

His right-wing running mate, retired General Hamilton Mourao, has also said that Brazil's armed forces should launch a coup if the judiciary is not ridded of political corruption.

The Bolsonaro campaign has so far not provided any evidence of potential voter fraud.

Brazil's electoral court and the Organization of American States, which is overseeing the elections, have flatly denied the right-wing lawmaker's accusations.

Jair Bolsonaro and Hamilton Mourao, Deutsche Welle 1 Comments [10/3/2018 12:46:51 PM]
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Doubting Thomas

Let me guess... like Trump he'll keep crying "election fraud!" unless he actually wins, at which point the idea of election fraud becomes "fake news."

10/4/2018 7:04:45 AM

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