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A profile of Brazil’s new president

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Thomaz Favaro

Thomaz Favaro

A profile of Brazil’s new president: Jair Messias Bolsonaro


On October 28, Brazil elected far-right Jair Bolsonaro as President with 55% of valid votes. Here’s what you need to know.

The rundown

Party - Social Liberal Party – PSL (with support from Brazilian Labour Renewal Party – PRTB)

Economic stance - Liberal economic model mixed with statist viewpoints

Tax policy - Corporate tax reduction and simplification of the tax system

Trade policy - Incentives for exports and reduction of the bureaucracy associated with foreign trade operations

Security policy - Increased investments in public security and expansion of the role of the federal government (rather than state governments) in public security matters

 

A profile of Brazil’s new president: Jair Messias Bolsonaro

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