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6 reasons why Jair Bolsonaro could become Brazil’s next President

At 62, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro is experiencing pinnacle of his political life.

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At 62, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro is experiencing the pinnacle of his political life. For decades, the former Army Captain was little more than a radical right-winger who expressed nostalgia for the military dictatorship. But now, he is a presidential hopeful — and so far, is coming across as a pretty competitive candidate.

In the latest presidential polls, Bolsonaro has 9 percent of votes, behind only Lula da Silva, Marina Silva, and Aécio Neves, all of whom have already run for president. They fare better in these early polls mainly because they enjoy far more name recognition.

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