Leading election candidate Jair Bolsonaro is ‘well and recovering’ as campaign tensions mount

Jair Bolsonaro, an extreme rightwing retired army captain and leading contender in Brazil’s presidential elections, has reassured his 1.4 million Twitter followers he is “well and recovering” after a knife attack as he campaigned last week.

Bolsonaro, 63, was stabbed on Thursday while being carried on the shoulders of a man through a crowd of supporters in the city of Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais state.

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