Rightwinger, who will face leftist candidate in second round runoff, says he will not become ‘peace and love’ candidate

The far-right frontrunner to become Brazil’s next president has insisted he will not moderate his unflinchingly combative rhetoric or become a “peace and love” candidate as he continues his push to become leader of Latin America’s largest democracy.

Jair Bolsonaro, a pro-dictatorship former army captain, secured nearly 50m votes in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday – about 46% of the total and just short of the outright majority needed to claim victory.

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