Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro

In what’s being described as one of the most polarizing elections ever, one of Brazil’s most vocal and prominent LGBTI rights opponents has won the first round of the Brazilian upcoming presidential elections.

Jair Bolsonaro, who is a congressman from Rio de Janeiro, came out as the victor in the first round of voting securing a commanding 46 per cent of the vote.

Comparatively, former São Paulo Mayor, Fernando Haddad finished a distant second place, only managing to secure 29 per cent of the vote, before the two men face off against each other in the second round of voting on the 28th of October 2018.

With political analysts describing the anti-LGBTI advocate Bolsonaro, as the perfect candidate for 2018’s political climate in Brazil, far-right voters who are looking to shake-up the political class following 16 years of left government rule appear to have mobilized in great numbers.