Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accuses his far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro of "illegal" dirty tricks by hiring firms to spread lies through bulk messages via WhatsApp. Bolsonaro denies allegation.
Bolsonaro will face the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on 28 October after he failed to win half of valid votes.
The former Brazil and Barcelona star posted a picture in his social media accounts wearing a shirt in support of Brazil's presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.
If elected, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro can turn the country's democracy upside down, experts warn.
Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro's support in polls is nearing 40 percent ahead of Sunday's first-round election in Brazil. However, unless he wins at least 50 percent of the vote, the election will go to a runoff on October 28.
Evangelicals believe that the worship of idols or saints is blasphemous and some even consider it witchcraft and feel empowered to take action.
In a simulated second-round vote, the poll found Jair Bolsonaro would get 44 percent support, beating Haddad's 42 percent, with the remaining 14 percent of voters wither undecided or plan a blank or spoiled ballot for the vote, which is compulsory.
South America’s most populated country will hold crucial presidential elections on October 7 and black female candidates inspired by slain activist Marielle Franco are throwing up a critical challenge.
Evangelicals have become an energetic voting base in Brazil, helping right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to become frontrunner in this year's election.
Digital scans of about 300 objects mean modern techniques could be used to build replicas.
Angered by Jair Bolsonaro's history of making offensive comments, female protesters used the hash tag #EleNao, or #NotHim, to drum up support for a series of international protests against the former army captain.
Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading the race for the October 7 vote, has previously accused the leftist Workers Party of plotting to rig the elections.
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