Brazil election 2018: second round of voting closes as Bolsonaro eyes the presidency – live

After his first round victory, Jair Bolsonaro is the favourite to become the next president of Brazil after a heated election campaign

8.59pm GMT

As well as the presidential election, there are also several key gubernatorial races going on today including in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

There exit polls for those two races are out and they suggest that politicians linked to Jair Bolsonaro are ahead.

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A Bolsonaro win would be scary news for the environment. Bolsonaro has pledged to scrap Brazil’s environment ministry, and open indigenous reserves to mining, although last week he said he had reconsidered a plan to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Related: Our planet can’t take many more populists like Brazil’s Bolsonaro | Jonathan Watts

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Source: theguardian