Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

FP’s Guide to the Bolsonaro Presidency

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Frank Williams | 03 November, 2018, 10:30

An outspoken admirer of US President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro also pledged to realign Brazil with more advanced economies, overhauling diplomatic priorities after almost a decade and a half of leftist rule.

Brazil and South Africa share membership of the important BRICS and IBSA formations. Mr. Bolsonaro swept a runoff election over the weekend, winning almost 55% of the vote to defeat the left-of-centre Fernando Haddad.

Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters cheered and set off fireworks outside his home in Rio de Janeiro's beachfront Barra de Tijuca neighborhood as his victory was announced.

Bolsonaro, a legislator and former military officer, campaigned on his own version of Trump's "America First" slogan and eagerly embraces the term "fake news" to describe critical press coverage.

Bolsonaro, 63, said he planned to govern "following the teachings of God, alongside the Brazilian constitution and with good technical advice, without political leanings".

While numerous Latin American country's marginalized communities have questioned what Bolsonaro's leadership could mean for them, Brazil's LGBTQ population is particularly concerned.

The protesters marched in the evening with a banner reading "Dictatorship, never again" - a reference to Bolsonaro's outspoken admiration for the brutal military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985.

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Bolsonaro, as shown by his decision to change political parties nine times in his 28 years in politics, is a wild card.

Investors have been particularly heartened by Bolsonaro's choice of Guedes, a Chicago University-trained economist and investment banker, as future economy minister.

"To the extent possible, we will try to have a dialogue with this government", Reis told NBC News. Globo said on Tuesday that federal government advertising represented less than 4 percent of the revenue for its flagship channel, TV Globo, without providing more detailed figures. "So, the minister of economy will include (fusion of) the finance, the planning and the industry and commerce ministry", Lorenzoni said. "More than ever, the world is counting on Brazil to maintain its environmental leadership", the ministry said in a statement.

Bolsonaro, who rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to victory in Sunday's election, wants to slash the number of ministries from 29 to 15, in the name of reining in public spending.

He and his advisors have begun fleshing out the staffing of his administration and setting out key priorities, including a fast-tracked pension reform that has faced resistance in Congress.

With Bolsonaro like Trump holding the global body in low esteem, it is unlikely he will prioritize the Security Council, Velasco said.

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