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Analyzing Jair Bolsonaro’s first speech as president-elect

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Jair Bolsonaro’s first speech as president-elect was on Facebook

On Sunday, Brazilians elected Jair Messias Bolsonaro president for the next four years, giving him 55.13 percent of valid votes. After the win, he addressed the nation three times, from his home in Rio de Janeiro. First, via Facebook Live; then, he spoke live to television networks; and then, Facebook Live once more.

Flanked by his wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, and a sign language interpreter, in the first live broadcast Mr. Bolsonaro placed four books on the table: the 1988 Constitution, the Bible, Winston Churchill’s “Memoirs of the...

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