"Well we will have to wait for October 28 to see if the first round victory is ratified. But if this is the case then we will be facing a phenomenon that is also happening in many places around the world, of parties on the right of the political spectrum. But it could still be that the result is not ratified and that the candidate of the Workers Party could amass the support of the alternative left. In any case when we see what happens in many places around the world, we can see with Brexit, the elections in Brazil, the rejection of the peace project in Colombia, the election of President Trump in the United States; populist movements are appearing with strength that in some countries is seen in far right demonstrations, which are the result of the economic crisis in 2008 that hit society in many countries and that that here in Spain for example is also causing right-wing demonstrations the likes we have not seen since the transition to democracy."
Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday that the election result in Brazil was another example of the surge on support for populist parties around the world.
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro got 46 percent of the vote on Sunday in Brazil, short of the 50-plus percent he needed.
Polls predicted Bolsonaro would come out in front on Sunday, but he far outperformed expectations, blazing past competitors with more financing, institutional backing of parties and free air time on television