Brazil Elects Right-Wing Candidate Jair Bolsonaro as President

Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: Janine Moraes / Câmara dos Deputados

(From Fox News)

Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal declared Sunday that far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, a champion of traditional Brazilian values, has won the country’s election for the presidency of Latin America’s biggest country and the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a 27-year career in Congress, is the latest of several leaders around the globe to gain prominence by mixing tough, often violent talk with right-wing positions.

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