Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro, an army Captain known as ‘The Trump of Brazil’ is leading the presidential election polls against leftist opponent Fernando Haddad.
Right-wing anti-globalists sit inside the White House and presidential palaces in Turkey, the Philippines, Hungary and other nations. A win for Bolsonaro — either Sunday or later this month — would mark a stunning victory for the burgeoning movement in Latin America.
The 63-year-old seven-term congressmen — whose running mate is a retired general — has been a fixture on the fringes of Brazil’s political scene for decades. His backers in military circles and patriotic movements have cheered on his infamous political incorrectness.
Bolsonaro is known for his strong speech about ending corruption in South America’s largest country and for his support to President Trump. During a presidential campaign rally last September in Brazil, Bolsonaro was tragically stabbed by a leftist protester and he was admitted to ICU and had multiple surgeries procedures.
The fight to Make Brazil Great Again did not end for Bolsonaro and he continued the struggle for his country by campaigning inside of the hospital with the help of friends and other politicians, including his four sons who are also politicians.
Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo Bolsonaro, Assemblyman in the state of São Paulo [Brazil’s largest city] ran the campaign rallies while Jair Bolsonaro has been recovering in the hospital. Millions of Brazilians marched with Eduardo with the hope Brazil ends its socialism and corruption.
Today being Election Day in Brazil, polls indicate Bolsonaro is leading the run. Brazilians will also cast votes for 27 state governors seats, two-thirds of the seats in the 81-member senate and all 513 seats in the lower chamber.
Will Bolsonaro Make Brazil Great Again? We shall see.
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