Sep 9, 2018

Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner recovering after stabbing

Photo: Flavio Bolsonaro/Twitter

The health of Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is "markedly improving" after he was stabbed in the abdomen during a campaign event last week, though it is unlikely he will return to campaigning before the first round of the election next month, per Reuters.

The big picture: According to BBC News, Bolsonaro lost 40% of his blood in the attack, suffering severe wounds to his intestines. While Bolsonaro sits at the top of the polls following the disqualification of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, he's unlikely to win enough support to avoid a runoff — where he's likely to lose.

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