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Leaked document details new Bolsonaro government proposals

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro speaks with journalists on September 4, 2018
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a 2017 House sitting. Photo: Lucio Bernardo Jr./CD/CC BY 40

When it was announced, the official government program of presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro drew puzzled looks from the electorate. Unlike those of his peers, Mr. Bolsonaro’s manifesto consists of a PowerPoint presentation, with 81 slides, each one with a sloppier design than the one which preceded it. The grammar is poor, it is littered with exclamation points, and the content is, in the end, incredibly shallow. It has the air of a high school project, and not a good one at that.

Instead of being on the campaign’s website, the government plan is hosted on the website of Carlos...

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