The battlegrounds in Brazil’s presidential elections

Analysts fear democracy is under threat as violence erupts in run-up to ‘most polarised race in decades’

Crowds gather in Sao Paulo for Brazil's 200th anniversary of independence
Protester holds sign saying ‘no to communism’ during celebrations in Sao Paulo of 200 years of Brazilian independence on 7 September
(Image credit: Miguel Schincariol / AFP via Getty Images)

Tensions are rising ahead of Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections after a supporter of incumbent Jair Bolsonaro fatally stabbed a backer of leftist contender Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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