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What do Brazilian voters (and Congress) make of Jair Bolsonaro?

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro didn’t get to have his proverbial 100-day honeymoon. His first couple of months in office were riddled with scandals involving his sons and one of his closest allies. He was also a nervous bystander in an intense battle in Congress for the election of the House Speaker and Senate President (which ended up being one loss and one win for the government), and he flopped at his international debut at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And that’s not to mention the two weeks the presidency was pretty much vacant, as Mr. Bolsonaro recovered...

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