After 17 years of a government run by the left-wingers, Brazil elects right-winger Jair Bolsonaro, known as ‘Trump of Brazil’, bringing a big political shift in South America’s largest country and economy.
After winning the first round with 46% of the vote to leftist opponent Haddad’s 29%, the 63 year old former army captain who has 27 years in Congress was elected President this Sunday October 28, winning by 55.2% against left-wing Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party.
Millions of Brazilians gathered and cheered with fireworks, honking car horns and flags as a celebration of Bolsonaro’s victory.
Brazilians have been furious with the leftist Workers’ Party, PT, and they hope that Bolsonaro will change Brazil and eliminate communism after many years of corruption with leftist President Dilma Rousseff from the Workers’ Party’s impeachment and removal from office in 2016 causing a crack in Brazil’s economy.
Leftist former President and founder of the Workers’ Party Lula Da Silva, arrested and convicted for corruption and money laundering, had hoped to run Brazil from inside prison but was barred from running.
Leftist opponent Haddad gave a speech asking for resistance. “Don’t be afraid we are here, we are together.” He never mentioned Bolsonaro’s name or congratulated him.
Bolsonaro, who was stabbed and almost died while campaigning, promised to unite Brazil and bring down Brazil’s crimes which included nearly 65,000 homicides last year.
Bolsonaro wants to increase gun ownership, give the police more authority and also promises to sweep leftist opponents from the map, cleaning up Brazil from corruption. He said “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism, We are going to change the destiny of Brazil.” In Bolsonaro’s victory speech, he described himself as a ‘Defender of Freedom.”
According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump called Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his election victory. Both presidents are conservatives who promise to overturn the political establishment and bring back family values and traditions.
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