Brazil poll shows Bolsonaro leading with Lula stand-in Haddad second

Jair Bolsonaro was near fatal stabbed earlier this month. (AFP)
Updated 17 September 2018
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Brazil poll shows Bolsonaro leading with Lula stand-in Haddad second

  • Bolsonaro, who is still in hospital and unable to campaign following a near fatal stabbing, has 28.2 percent of voter support

BRASILIA: Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is still in hospital and unable to campaign following a near fatal stabbing, has 28.2 percent of voter support for the Oct. 7 election, a new poll showed on Monday.
Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, who replaced jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the ticket last week, is in second place with 17.6 percent, according to the survey by pollster MDA.
The previous MDA poll did not survey a scenario without Lula and this was Haddad’s first showing. Center-left populist Ciro Gomes has 10.8 percent and business-friendly candidate Geraldo Alckmin had 6.1 percent.
The nationwide survey of 2,002 people was carried out by pollster MDA for the transportation sector lobby CNT between Sept. 12-15 and has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.


Man injures four people, shot dead after Marseille knife attack

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Man injures four people, shot dead after Marseille knife attack

MARSEILLE: Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street.

French media report at least two pedestrians were injured in the knife attack that took place late Tuesday afternoon, but none of their lives were considered to be in danger.

An official with the regional administration said there was no reason yet to think the attack was terror-related but information was sketchy.

The official could not confirm the identity of the attacker or the nature of the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.