Adil Haider

Significant Digits: 16 October 2018

5-4 That’s the new conservative majority on the US Supreme Court with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy. It’s likely that this majority will last for decades, and activists are worried about the effect on LGBTQ rights, the legality of abortion, and the legality of the Mueller investigation.   52-48 The latest polling on the Brazilian presidential election gives far right leader Jair Bolsonaro a 52-48 lead against socialist mayor Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro has run on a campaign of anti-corruption and deep conservatism, repeatedly expressing nostalgia for the military dictatorship. Haddad has tried to invoke the hope of previous Worker’s Party administrators while keeping clear of the deep seated conservatism of his predecessor.   3 That’s how many premierships the Liberal Party has lost since the election of Justin Trudeau in 2013. Depending on the results of coalition negotiations in New Brunswick, the Liberals could be left with only Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Yukon.   2 Goals That’s how many goals sprinting legend Usain Bolt scored in his first game with the Central Coast Mariners. The 9 time olympic gold medallist is in talks with the Australian soccer team to secure a place this season.   60% That was the record turnout in Toronto’s 2014 mayoral election. With advance voting open since Wednesday, now’s your chance...

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