Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Presidential Election (Photo)

Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Presidential Election
Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate and ex-soldier has been declared winner of the Brazilian presidential election

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Brazil’s top electoral court confirmed the congressman’s victory after he won with 55.5 percent of the vote. He now becomes the new president of the world’s fourth-largest democracy after defeating leftist Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor.

Reacting to his victory in a video transmitted from his home in Rio de Janeiro, the 63-year-old said: ‘I first want to thank God. This is not the promise of a party, nor the word of a man. It is an oath before God.

‘We will change Brazil’s destiny together.’

The longtime congressman pledged to govern following the Bible and the constitution and added: ‘We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and the extremism of the left.’

Back in September, Bolsonaro was stabbed during a campaign rally in the southern city of Juiz de Fora. The politician survived but was seriously injured and underwent surgery.

The new president will be sworn-in on the 1st of January 2019.

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