According to the official results of the first round of the presidential election, held on Sunday, Bolsonaro received 46.03 percent of the votes while Haddad got 29.28 percent. Both candidates fell short of the 50 percent needed to win the election and are set to take part in the runoff on October 28. On Wednesday, the center-left Democratic Labour Party, whose candidate Ciro Gomes came in the third, said it would support Haddad at the upcoming vote.
Bolsonaro sustained a liver injury in a knife attack during the campaign rally on September 6. The politician had already undergone two surgeries and has said he was unable to participate in the TV debate but promised to run an online campaign.
The next week, Bolsonaro is scheduled to have a medical examination, after which the medics will decide whether to allow him to participate in the campaign.