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Jair Bolsonaro calls for harmony in certification speech

Bolsonaro calls for harmony in certification speech
Jair Bolsonaro’s certification ceremony

In a ceremony at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in Brasilia, president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and his vice-president General Hamilton Mourão were certified on Monday afternoon, ratifying the former Army captain’s election win.

In an uncommonly conciliatory mood, Mr. Bolsonaro addressed the hundreds in attendance by promising he would govern for all of Brazil, regardless of “social origin, race, sex, skin color, age, or religion.” He also used the opportunity to praise the TSE’s work during the election, which he had spent months during the campaign criticizing.

Certification is the final administrative step in the...

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