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Brazil’s do-or-die debate on eve of presidential election

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By MAURICIO SAVARESE and DAVID BILLER
Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of millions of Brazilians tuned in to the final presidential debate before Sunday’s elections and what it lacked in substance it made up for in fireworks. Far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro needed a strong performance to ensure a runoff against leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in the polls. Thursday night’s debate was viewed by some as potentially determining whether da Silva might be able to win an outright victory without need for a runoff. For that, he would need to get more votes than all other candidates combined.

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