- Created: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:04
- Written by Alvaro Michaels
UPDATE: On 28 October, far-right Jair Bolsonaro won the second round of Brazil’s presidential election with 55.54% of the votes, whilst Worker’s Party candidate Fernando Haddad, garnered 44.46%. Abstention was 22%. On claiming his election victory, Bolsonaro reiterated his pledge to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, whilst confirming his hostility to Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, the so called ‘troika of tyranny’ alleged by US National Security advisor, John Bolton. Reaffirming his support for Donald Trump and US imperialism Bolsonaro promised ‘We will stop praising murderous dictatorships, and we will stop scorning or even attacking important democracies like the USA, Israel and Italy’. In response to the election results, anti-Bolsonaro protests swept Brazil’s major cities declaring ‘we will resist-no one is giving up’. Bolsonaro will assume the presidency on 1 January 2019.