Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

The election of Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party, PSL) on October 28th, 2018 as Brazil’s next President signals a departure from the foreign policy conducted by Head of States affiliated to the Workers’ Party (PT) in the past decade and a half. In fact, Bolsonaro has constructed his political identity on a narrative of radical change [Link].

Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

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Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s President

Under strong security, Jair Bolsonaro took office as Brazil’s President on January 1st. The inauguration was organized in four stages: it began in the afternoon with an ecumenical cult in the Cathedral of Brasilia. From there, Bolsonaro paraded next to the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, in a vehicle that took him to the National Congress, where he took office as president and stated that he wants to free Brazil from corruption, crime and economic mismanagement. Soon after, he headed to the Planalto Palace, the executive branch’s head office, and, in the evening, he participated in a cocktail held in the Itamaraty Palace, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s President

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Brazil Presidential Election: looking ahead after the results

The results of the Brazilian Presidential elections on October 2018 confirmed the victory of Jair Bolsonaro, who will be in government from January 1st, 2019 to 2022. The candidate of the Liberal Social Party (PSL) won 55.13% of the valid votes (57.7 million) against his opponent Fernando Haddad, of the Workers’ Party (PT), who obtained 44.87% of the valid votes (47 million).

Brazil Presidential Election: looking ahead after the results

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