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Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil

After an unprecedented and violent campaign, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who failed to be assassinated in early September, was finally elected President of Brazil on 28 October, with 55.1% of the vote, defeating Fernando Haddad (44.9%), the candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT).

Bolsonaro, a professional soldier elevated to the rank of general and federal deputy since 1990, is a nostalgic for the military dictatorship (1964-1985), openly racist, misogynistic and homophobic. He will have to govern a country on the brink of economic and social collapse.

For the moment, the anti-system candidate has been spared by the multiple corruption scandals that are plaguing the Brazilian political class (starting with the previous PT Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff). The one already known as the “Trump of the Tropics” polarizes Brazilians… and the community!

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  • PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
    "Mon Brésil est fracturé" / "My Brazil is broken"
  • CHAPPATTE (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - CHAPPATTE (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • MOA (Brésil / Brazil)
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - MOA (Brésil / Brazil)
    "Nous allons virer de la carte les bandits rouges!" / "We're going to kick off the red bandits from the map!"
  • JOEP BERTRAMS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - JOEP BERTRAMS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    "Un vrai Bolsonaro!!!"
  • PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil)
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil)
    "Il est l'heure pour les civils de retourner dans les casernes!!" / "It's time for civilians to return to the barracks!!!"
  • TJEERD ROYAARDS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - TJEERD ROYAARDS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • DENIS LOPATIN (Russie / Russia)
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - DENIS LOPATIN (Russie / Russia)
  • CHICO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - CHICO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
  • KOUNTOURIS (Grèce / Greece)
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - KOUNTOURIS (Grèce / Greece)
    "Ordre et progrès" / "Order and progress"
  • LUIZ GÊ (Brésil / Brazil)
    Bolsonaro, President of a Very Divided Brazil - LUIZ GÊ (Brésil / Brazil)
    "Quelle drôle d'élection dimanche. Ça donne à réfléchir : les gens apprécient les choses seulement quand ils les perdent." / "What a strange election on Sunday. It makes you think: people only appreciate things when they lose them."
  • PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
  • CHAPPATTE (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • MOA (Brésil / Brazil)
  • JOEP BERTRAMS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • PAULO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil)
  • TJEERD ROYAARDS (Pays-Bas / Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • DENIS LOPATIN (Russie / Russia)
  • CHICO CARUSO (Brésil / Brazil), O Globo
  • KOUNTOURIS (Grèce / Greece)
  • LUIZ GÊ (Brésil / Brazil)