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Brazil – Candidates to face off again after close presidential race

On Sunday, Presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula as he is universally referred to) obtained 48.4 per cent of valid votes in the Presidential election, which excludes blank and null ballots, while Bolsonaro got 43.2 per cent, according to Brazil’s electoral authority. The race was much closer than pollsters predicted as far-right incumbent Jair…

Brazil – Sports betting bill and gambling bill to be debated in Senate after election

Sports betting Bill 846/2018 and Gambling bill PL 442/91 will return to the Senate agenda, after the electoral period, according to the president of the Upper House, Rodrigo Pacheco. Pacheco said that the leaders of the Senate had asked him to deliberate on both issues. PL 442/1991 was approved by the Chamber of Deputies in…