The jailing of Lula da Silva in April 2018 was politically motivated. It was a coup that paved the way for Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s Presidential election on Sunday 28 October 2018.
Less than a week following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, the new president-elect is wasting no time in pushing forward his extremist agenda.
Jair Bolsonaro has won Brazil’s Presidential election in the final round. Bolsonaro has secured 55% of the vote, defeating the Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad.
The outcome of Brazil’s Presidential election taking place this Sunday is of the greatest importance for the people of Brazil, Latin America and for all progressive people across the world.
The ominous prospect of the far right extremist Jair Bolsonaro becoming the next President of Brazil has sent shockwaves across the world.
Jair Bolsonaro’s strong lead in the first round of the Presidential election in Brazil is a major blow to the progressive left in Latin America and a boost to all reactionary forces in the region.