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Bolsonaro goes 2 for 2 in Congress races
The Brazilian Congress elected a new Senate President and House Speaker last night, with both races going the way of President Jair Bolsonaro’s allies.
- Senate. First-term Senator Rodrigo Pacheco confirmed his predictable win by a wide 57-21 margin. He has met with Mr. Bolsonaro twice already, and promised “political stability” for the remainder of the president’s term. Go deeper.
- House. The Bolsonaro-backed...