Juiz de Fora (September 07, 2018): Jair Bolsonaro, a leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, has been stabbed during a campaign rally.
The far-right politician was attacked in the midst of a crowd in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais. He underwent surgery for injuries to his intestines and is expected to recover, hospital officials said.According to the details, the far-right firebrand Congressman Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial figure who has enraged many Brazilians for years with hateful comments, but has a devout following among conservative voters, could take two months to fully recover and will spend at least a week in the hospital, said Dr. Luiz Henrique Borsato, who operated on the candidate.“His internal wounds were grave and put the patient’s life at risk,” Borsato said, adding that a serious challenge now would be preventing an infection that could be caused by the perforation of Bolsonaro’s intestines.
The attack on Bolsonaro is a dramatic twist in what is already Brazil’s most unpredictable election since the country’s return to democracy three decades ago. Corruption investigations have jailed scores of powerful businessmen and politicians, and alienated infuriated voters.