It looks like Brazil could get a worse president even than Trump. At the moment it looks highly likely that the race will come down to a run-off between Fernando Haddad who was Lula's vice president candidate when it looked like Lula would run again (but now he will not run) and Jair Bolsonaro a real far-right nut job. He was stabbed at a political rally a couple of weeks ago which got him loads of air time which pushed him higher in the polls. Bolsonaro's only claims to fame are his homophobic rants and verbal attacks on minorities and the poor. He wants to increase gun ownership and advocates an extremely tough on crime stance, including chemical castration for rapists and giving Brazil's police greater rights to kill suspects. He is a congressman in Rio de Janeiro and former army captain who is an outspoken supporter of Brazil's military dictatorship. His base is claimed to be the middle-class voters and young people born after the dictatorship, but with so many Brazilians pissed off with corruption in politics many workingclass voters appear to be buying his bullshit. He doesn't have any of the large political parties behind him (yet), just a coalition of small hard-right party's, but as his stock rises some of the larger party's could jump on his bandwagon to get some of their policies through, if he wins the presidency. Fortunately in Brazil the free and wide-reaching TV and radio campaign ad allocation is dependent on the number of lower house congressmen in the candidate's coalition and he has barely any. TV and radio remain the most effective methods of communication in an election here so he is reliant on social media so I hope he is only preaching to the already converted. There is also Geraldo Alckmin (who I don't think will win) he has the strongest coalition and the most TV and radio time but lags in opinion polls and is not very well know or liked outside Sao Paulo. He wants to contunie with the same policies as the current president Michel Temer, who has overseen a massive increase in unemployment, massive inflation and a huge return to poverty for millions of Brazilians.