Monday, October 29, 2018
Brazil elects Trump-like candidate Jair Bolsonaro as President
With 99.9% of the votes counted, Jair Bolsonaro, the former army paratrooper and right-wing candidate to the Brazilian presidency, is elected with 55.13% of the votes.
His rival, from the Leninist-Marxist Worker’s party ("PT" in Portuguese) had 44.87% of the votes.
Bolsonaro had a meteoric rise in the last 12 months, coming from 7% in the polls to the 1st place. In a country ridden by crime, corruption and Marxist narco-guerrilas, his speeches, often considered radical, were highly popular and he was followed by the crowds in the streets.
Not only he managed to win the presidency (in a country like Brazil, the president's at the same time the head of state and the head of government, since there's no prime minister), but his party skyrocketed from 1 congress member to 52, becoming one of the dominant parties and the main representative of the right-wing.
Although he'll only assume the office in 1st of January, it's expected that even before he take his seat he'll already start to articulate for the implementation of his flagship measures.
Examples are the freedom of defence and ownership of firearms, the "Escola sem partido" ( Non-partisan school, a program intended to inhibit ideological content, often left-oriented, in education establishments), harsher punishment for criminals and the cut of financial help to Marxist dictatorships like Venezuela or Cuba.
On a larger scale this will be another blow for socialism and globalism, 2 systems that incompatible with putting a country’s people first.
In a video broadcast from his home in Rio de Janeiro, Bolsonaro thanked God and vowed to stamp out corruption in the country.
"We can't continue flirting with communism … We're going to change the destiny of Brazil," he said.
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