Brazil has got new president. Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in Tuesday with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and to free the country of ideology.
The inauguration of former army captain and fan of US President Donald Trump brings hope to many in this Latin America’s largest and most population nation that he can combat endemic corruption and violence.
The 63-year-old is one of such far-right leaders who won the hearts of people by riding waves of anger at the establishment.
Trump congratulated Bolsonaro tweeting, “Congratulations to President @jairbolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech… The U.S.A. is with you.”
Bolsonaro took the oath of office inside Congress and read a short speech saying, “I call on all congressmen to help me rescue Brazil from corruption, criminality and ideological submission.”
Shortly later he spoke to supporters outside the building and amid tight security with 3,000 police patrolling the event. He vowed to free the country from socialism and political correctness.
Messias is his middle name and in English it is called as Messiah. Many believe God has chosen him to lead Brazil.
At one instance while speaking to supporters he waved out Brazilian flag saying, “Our flag will never be red… Our flag will only be red if blood is needed to keep it green and yellow.”
He was referring to communism.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were the two notable foreign leaders who attended the event.
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