The Brazilian presidential race was marked by huge political infighting and violence, which got here to a head when Bolsonaro himself was stabbed within the abdomen throughout a marketing campaign occasion in September.
Bolsonaro has been fiercely criticized for his incendiary rhetoric that opponents and activists have stated is racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ.
He has beforehand stated he would by no means need a son who’s homosexual and even advised mother and father beat their homosexual youngsters.
In a single widely-circulated clip, Bolsonaro informed a feminine congresswoman, “I’d by no means rape you since you’re not price it,” then threatened to “slap” her.
A motion of primarily girls referred to as “Ele Não,” or “not him” rose as much as oppose Bolsonaro in Brazil over the previous yr. The ladies marched and demonstrated in extremely public shows of opposition to Bolsonaro’s far-right insurance policies and rhetoric.
Bolsonaro is about to grow to be probably the most right-wing politician within the area, the New York Instances reported.
As of Sunday night, Haddad of the leftist Employees’ Social gathering had garnered 44 p.c of the vote, greater than 11 p.c behind his opponent.
Bolsonaro, a former Military captain and congressman, was charged earlier this yr by Brazil’s lawyer normal with with inciting hatred towards black, homosexual and indigenous folks.
He has reportedly advocated for restoring “conventional” Brazilian values, a time period some Brazilians have interpreted as help for returning to the practices of a dictatorship. He has thrown his help behind torture and mass killings by authorities forces and has spoken fondly of the nation’s navy dictatorship that lasted 1964-1985.
Some analysts have attributed Bolsonaro’s rise to a pissed off and dispossessed voters, as violence and financial woes have more and more plagued Brazil.
Bolsonaro is the most recent far-right politician to achieve prominence of their residence nation, shortly after related figures rose to prominence in Italy and Hungary.