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Neymar backs Bolsonaro in Brazil election

Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'clean elections have to be respected'
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro got a celebrity endorsement Thursday for his re-election bid from football superstar Neymar, who posted a video on TikTok of himself dancing and grinning to a pro-Bolsonaro campaign song.

The Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil striker, arguably Brazil’s most famous celebrity, flashed the number 22 — Bolsonaro’s candidate number — with his fingers as he rocked to the electronic dance jingle, three days out from the far-right incumbent’s election showdown against leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.


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