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Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

But for other voters, Bolsonaro is an authoritarian and a threat to democracy. There is much evidence his candidacy was aided by a massive, probably illegal, disinformation campaign against his opponents.

Supporters flooded the streets outside Bolsonaro's home in Rio de Janeiro, letting off fireworks and waving Brazilian flags.

His victory brings Brazil's military back into the political limelight after it spent three decades in the barracks following the country's 1964-1985 dictatorship.

He often took to Twitter to lambaste the rival Workers' Party as unethical and risky. After the first round of elections, held on October 7, Argentine head of State Mauricio Macri held a "cordial conversation" with Bolsonaro in the framework of the Brazilian electoral process. He said he would like to double the size of the Supreme Court so that he can pack it with people who share his views.

Bolsonaro comes to the presidency prompted by the protest vote of millions of Brazilians tired of corruption scandals, the economic crisis and the wave of violence that has punished the country in recent years. I told him I'm certain his election will lead to a great friendship between our peoples and a strengthening of Brazil-Israel ties.

In a break from tradition, his socialist opponent Fernando Haddad - who polled 45 percent - did not call to congratulate him.

"Jair Bolsonaro said the words investors wanted to hear", Bloombergreported on Monday. "Our country deserves the best".

An outspoken admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro also pledged to realign Brazil with more advanced economies, overhauling diplomatic priorities after almost a decade and a half of leftist rule.

He has also pledged to reshape Brazil's foreign policy, which steered away from the United States under 13 years of the leftist Workers Party.

"We wish him a lot of success in his management and hope that his government will contribute to promote peace and freedom in all the countries in the region", tweeted Lillian Tintori, wife of the Venezuelan dissident Leopoldo López.

Like Trump, who was caught on video boasting that he grabbed women by the genitals, Bolsonaro came to the race with a long history of comments that were offensive to many people. And scores of politicians and executives have been jailed in the Carwash corruption investigation that uncovered a multi-billion-dollar scheme to trade public contracts and official favours for bribes and kickbacks.

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Haddad struggled to build momentum with his promises of a return to the boom times by investing in health and education and reducing poverty.

Does Mr Bolsonaro have backing in Congress? He also said he would name military men to his Cabinet.

Within minutes of his victory being declared, global civil rights groups expressed concerns.

"Brazil has independent judges, committed prosecutors and public defenders, courageous reporters, and a vibrant civil society", said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. "I always felt the presence of God and the force of the Brazilian people", he said.

Bolsonaro has promised to cut bureaucracy for businesses.

The past few years in Brazil have been exceptionally turbulent. And da Silva, the former president many had idolized, had left office with an approval rating of 87 percent only to become the most prominent scalp taken by a corruption scandal that has ensnared dozens of the country's political and business leaders.

"It's the appeal of the strong leader, it's the slightly vague political program, it's the promise of "trust me, I will do the job" - it's the style".

Many observers had predicted a newcomer would emerge to harness the anti-establishment anger.

His rise was powered by disgust with the political system. After he was stabbed, he declined to debate Haddad and gave interviews only to largely friendly media who rarely asked tough questions.

Valentina Collet, a 48-year-old doctor in Sao Paulo who voted for Bolsonaro, summed up the calculus that many women made. "This was like a soccer game, a dispute that is over".

As things stand, Rio de Janeiro is set to elect Wilson Witzel as its new governor, defeating Eduardo Paes in the runoff.


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