Why fear of a coup attempt is on the horizon in Brazil’s elections

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Jair Bolsonaro during Brazil’s independence bicentennial | Image: Alan Santos/Brazil’s Presidency/CC 2.0 Before giving the opening speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20 in New York, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Liberal Party), talked with reporters and hailed his supporters at the hotel’s door. In a video published by the BBC, he says the Brazilian population wants the continuation of his government, that he doesn’t believe in polls and that he will win a second term in the first round on Oct. 2. The day before, in another interview, Bolsonaro stated that if the…

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