By: Steve Dellar | 10-29-2018 | Brazil
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Bolsonaro Becomes Brazil’s New President

Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing evangelical candidate promising change for South America’s largest democracy, became the new president of Brazil, beating his rival Fernando Haddad with some 56% of the vote in the second run-off presidential vote.

Mr. Bolsonaro had also won the first round of the vote on 7 October with some 46% of the total votes going to him.

In a jubilant address to his supporters, he stated his government would be a "defender of democracy and the constitution".

"This is not the promise of a party, nor the word of a man. It is an oath before God."

"The commitment I assumed with the Brazilian people was to create a decent government, committed to the country and the people. And I guarantee you that I will.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Antiestablishment candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins divisive Brazilian presidential race, poising nation for rightward shift <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) <a href="">October 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"We will change Brazil's destiny together."

The right-wing candidate has promised to change Brazil’s gun laws, introduce tough measures against the crime wave that has swept the country and privatize some of the state companies in order to get the economy going again. Brazil’s stock market has been in an upward trajectory ever since his first-round victory. It is expected foreign investors will return to South America’s largest nation is he delivers on his promises.

Mr. Bolsonaro’s supporters reacted jubilantly to the victory, with Ms. Carmen Flores, a local leader of his PSL Party claiming: "Brazil is partying. Brazil's good people are celebrating."

"All these people here are outraged, upset about corruption and crime, and we are with Bolsonaro. The people have spoken. For the first time, I feel represented."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Brazil</a> takes sharp turn Right as former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro wins presidential election with 55.7% of the vote with more than 88% of the ballots counted. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Disruption</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LeftDown</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LibsOut</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) <a href="">October 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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His rival during the election campaign, the PT’s Fernando Haddad, stated he now had a “responsibility to join the political opposition" against the new president and promised to "defend the freedoms of those 45 million people" who voted for him.

The is proud to have supported Mr. Bolsonaro during this election campaign and we wish him, his family and his supporters the best of luck getting Brazil back on the right track.


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Anonymous No. 40719 2018-10-29 : 09:25

Look for numerous attempts by the Liberal-Socialists to remove him. Starting NOW!

The Globalists Liberals and Socialists can't have such morals leading a government.

Anonymous No. 40734 2018-10-29 : 12:25

Germany is next!

This is news No. 97611 2023-03-07 : 19:40

Not the biased globalist lies posted by mainstream media

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