Despite polls predicting a comfortable win for Lula before the vote on Sunday, Bolsonaro considerably outperformed expectations and neither won enough votes to be declared victorious outright.
It means they’ll now go head to head in a second round of voting after Lula won 48.1 per cent of the vote, and right-wing candidate and incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro won 43.5 per cent of the vote. A total of 50 per cent support is needed to avoid a run-off vote.
The likes of football star Neymar have come out in support of Bolsonaro over recent days, and now Hasbulla has added his name to the list of the controversial politician’s supporters.
“Good luck to my friend President @jairbolsonaro tomorrow! Go Brazil,” he wrote, adding a picture of himself posing in a green tracksuit.
\u201cGood luck to my friend President @jairbolsonaro tomorrow! Go Brazil\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf7\u201d
The MMA fighter and the viral sensation have been engaged in a heated back and forth over recent times which took a turn for the worse recently. While they seemed like ‘frenemies’ before, things escalated after McGregor called the 19-year-old TikTok star a “smelly inbred” in a series of now-deleted tweets.
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