Brazil's electoral authority said announced a second round. Leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pulled ahead of far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

Iran PressAmerica: Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers' Party got the most votes in Brazil's presidential election Sunday but not enough to avoid a runoff vote against his far-right rival, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a runoff vote after neither got enough support to win outright Sunday in an election to decide if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office.

With 98.8% of the votes tallied on Sunday’s election, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 48.1% support and incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro had 43.5% support.

Brazil’s election authority said the result made a second-round vote between the two candidates a mathematical certainty. 219

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