Brazil’s democracy is facing a test: after being imprisoned for corruption, left-wing ex-president Lula could make a comeback. Because Bolsonaro is close behind Lula in the presidential election in Brazil – on October 30th there will be a second election.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva surprisingly narrowly won the first round of the presidential election in Brazil. The left ex-head of state got 47.88 percent, the right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro received 43.68 percent, as the electoral office announced on Sunday after counting 97 percent of the votes.

Since none of the candidates was able to win more than 50 percent of the votes, the two strongest candidates, Lula and Bolsonaro, will go to the runoff on October 30.