Brazil campaign in doubt after leading candidate stabbed

  • In this photo released by the Military Police, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, suspected of stabbing Jair Bolsonaro, a leading Brazilian presidential candidate, sits after being detained in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Officials and Bolsonaro’s son said the far-right candidate was in stable condition, though the son also said Bolsonaro suffered severe blood loss and arrived to the hospital “almost dead.” (Military Police via AP)

  • In this video still provided by Fernando Goncalves, National Social Liberal Party presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is carried away after being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Officials and Bolsonaro’s son said the far-right candidate was in stable condition, though the son also said Bolsonaro suffered severe blood loss and arrived to the hospital “almost dead.” (AP Photo/Fernando Goncalves)

  • People light candles in support of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Presidential candidate for the National Social Liberal Party, who was stabbed during a campaign event, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Bolsonaro, a leading Brazilian presidential candidate whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others in a deeply polarized electorate, was stabbed during a campaign event. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO — A leading Brazilian presidential candidate who was wounded in a stabbing will be hospitalized for at least a week, doctors said, even as allies argued Friday that the attack would only make him stronger in an increasingly polarized campaign ahead of next month’s election.

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