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What to expect from President Bolsonaro

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President Bolsonaro: Years of turmoil?

Make no mistake, folks: Jair Bolsonaro managed a clear victory on Sunday. 55 percent of valid votes is a lot for a polarized country, especially for an extremist candidate. Furthermore, Mr. Bolsonaro’s allies snatched control in many states, including the country’s four richest (São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul). The far-right also elected a major congressional front – something that neither the Workers’ Party nor the Brazilian Social Democracy Party managed to do. The message is clear: there was a colossal vacuum in power. And there isn’t anymore.

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