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El Othmani flies in Brazil to represent his Majesty

The head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani, will travel to the Brazilian capital to represent King Mohammed VI at the official inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, on January 1, 2019.

Bolsonaro was elected on October 28, 2018, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. A far-right candidate, he won the presidential elections in Brazil with over 55% of the vote, becoming the first right-wing president to become supreme magistrate since the end of the military dictatorship in 1985.

Born in March 21, 1955 in Glicerio, Sao Paulo State, Jair Messias Bolsonaro started his military career as a soldier and he rose to the rank of artillery captain of the army before to be dismissed in 1988 because of conflicts with his hierarchy.

Becoming a reserve captain, Bolsonaro embarked on politics by being elected the same year as Rio de Janeiro city councilor for the Christian Democratic Party (PDC).

Two years later, Bolsonaro was elected federal deputy in Rio de Janeiro, under the banner of the Christian Democratic Party (PDC). Subsequently, he multiplies re-election under the labels of the Progressive Reform Party and the Progressive Party, while sometimes changing the label during the legislature.

His controversial positions, particularly with regard to women, blacks and indigenous peoples, as well as his nostalgia for the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, earned him a place on the far right of the political spectrum.

Jair Bolsonaro, who campaigned against the insecurity and endemic corruption in the country, will officially take office on 1 January, along with his running mate, retired General Hamilton Mourão, who became vice-president.

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