Brazilian Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes Hospitalised

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes Hospitalised

By Wires | The Trent on September 26, 2018
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Ciro Gomes, Jair Bolsonaro, Fernando Haddad
Ciro Gomes

Ciro Gomes, a Brazilian presidential candidate who is running third in the latest opinion polls, has been hospitalised in Sao Paulo, Hospital Sources said on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

The 60-year old entered hospital on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, and has been discharged on Wednesday, the sources tolddpa.

The candidate was receiving treatment for prostate-related problems, the daily O Globo reported.

Gomes is the second candidate in the October 7, 2018, elections to be hospitalised after Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen on September 6, 2018, during an electoral rally.

Bolsonaro has been recovering and said recently that he would leave hospital one week before the elections.

Right-winger Bolsonaro has been leading the opinion polls with a poll by the company, Ibope, published on September  24, 2018, giving him 28 per cent of the vote.

In second place is leftist candidate Fernando Haddad, who replaced the much more popular ex-president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after he was jailed.

The Ibope poll gave Haddad 22 per cent of the vote.

Gomes, a former national integration minister under Lula, will compete with Haddad for left-of-centre votes.

The Ibope poll put him on 11 per cent of the vote.

Read more at Reuters

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