Following the results of the second round of the presidential election, which was held in Brazil on October 28, the winner was the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaru. He scored more than 55 percent of the vote, while leftist opponent Fernando Addad received support from only 44.8 percent of the vote. In the first round, Bolsonaru was also the winner of the election race.
When official information appeared about the victory, Bolsonaro addressed the citizens of Brazil. He stated that he would abide by democratic principles, administer the country in accordance with the constitution, and following Christian principles. The politician also added that he was going to change the political course of the country - he wants to stop "flirting" with socialism and other left-wing projects.
In economic and political terms, the country will be aimed at closer cooperation with developed states, and not with allies in the region. Repeatedly Bolsonaru spoke approvingly of Donald Trump's politics and even called himself his fan. As a result, the press now often calls the newly elected president "Brazilian Trump."
Soon after the election in São Paulo, clashes between protesters and supporters and opponents of Bolsonaro occurred. Opponents of the ultra-right politician fear that he might resort to undemocratic measures - to limit freedom of speech, human rights and civil liberties (that is, build a regime that resembles the Brazilian military junta of the 80s of the last century).