After comfortably winning Brazil’s presidential runoff on Sunday, controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro delivered a televised victory speech and said his administration is “going to change the destiny of Brazil”.
The former army officer, who has been a member of Congress for nearly three decades, cited the Bible in his speech and, despite being elected with the help of the largest fake news campaign ever seen in Brazil, claimed that with his victory “truth has triumphed”.
Bolsonaro, who ran on a promise to clean up Brazil and bring back “traditional values”, also said that he would respect the constitution and personal liberties. He said that wasn’t just the words of a man but a promise to God.
Full article at Al Jazeera’s website. Date of publication: 30/10/2018