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Follow Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration as Brazil’s President

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Jair Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s 42nd president. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr

Two months after winning the presidency with 55 percent of the valid votes, it is now time for Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to take office. His inauguration will be today, January 1st, in Brasília.

The ceremony starts at 2:45 pm (Brazil time) and will be marked by heavy security measures (including restricting access to the press) – as Mr. Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach on September 6 during a campaign rally. There is still no information about whether or not Mr. Bolsonaro will be...

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