Jair Bolsonaro — Former President of Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts

Jair Bolsonaro is the former president of Brazil, serving as the president between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. He served as the vice president between 1999 and 2002 and again from 2006 to 2014. After serving as the president of Brazil, Bolsonaro took up a position on the right-wing Brazilian Social Democracy Party’s presidential ticket, for which he received just over 2.7% of the vote in the 2018 presidential election. Bolsonaro is an associate professor of law at the Luso-Brazilian National University. He also founded the right-wing Brazilian Social Democracy Party.

Jair Bolsonaro biography

Bolsonaro first came to national prominence when he became the first right-wing candidate who ran for president on a ticket with the Brazilian Social Democracy Party in 1998, when the right wing saw itself rising in support after a string of corruption scandals. Bolsonaro was initially described by Brazilian media as a communist, a reference which was followed by more serious accusations of being racist and homophobic. In 2007, the Brazilian media published an exposé by Brazilian journalist, Claudio Magdaleno where he claimed that Bolsonaro had ties with the Brazilian Indian movement. Bolsonaro’s supporters disputed this, claiming that Magdaleno had the wrong information. This was followed by an exposé in the magazine O Globo by Brazilian journalist, Marcelo Odebrecht. Both these articles were followed by a series of exposés leading up to the Bolsonaro 2016 presidential campaign in which Bolsonaro was alleged to have raped his sister and brother-in-law in Rio de Janeiro. Despite this, in the run-up to the 2016 Bolsonaro presidential run-up, Bolsonaro supporters alleged he was the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated by the Brazilian media.

Bolsonaro was elected to the Brazilian federal Chamber of Deputies in 2003. In 2007, he ran for governor of São Paulo on the ticket of the Unified Socialist Party at the same time that

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