Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed at campaign rally

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Bolsonaro expected to spend at least a week in hospital after suffering injuries to abdomen and intestines

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate who is leading the polls in Brazil’s presidential race, is in a serious condition but out of danger after being stabbed while campaigning just a month before the election.

Bolsonaro was rushed to the Santa Casa de Misericórdia hospital in the town of Juiz de Fora, about 125 miles (200km) north of Rio de Janeiro after being stabbed by a man who rushed up to him while he was being carried on the shoulders of a supporter through the crowd.

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