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Jair Bolsonaro

Birthdate: 21. March 1955

Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who is the President-elect of Brazil. He has served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, since 1991. He is a member of the Social Liberal Party , and will assume office for his four-year term as president on 1 January 2019, succeeding Michel Temer.

Born in the small town of Glicério, in the northwest of the state of São Paulo, Bolsonaro graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy in 1977 and served in the Brazilian Army's field artillery and parachutist groups. He became known to the public in 1986, when he penned an article for Veja magazine criticizing low wages for military officials, after which he was arrested and detained for fifteen days despite receiving letters of support from peers in the army; he was acquitted two years later.Bolsonaro joined the reserve in 1988 with the rank of captain and ran for the Rio de Janeiro City Council that year, being elected as a member of the Christian Democratic Party. He was elected in 1990 to the lower chamber of Congress and was subsequently re-elected six times. During his 27-year tenure as a congressman, Bolsonaro became known for his strong support of national conservatism. He is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and homosexuality, abortion, affirmative action, drug liberalization and secularism. In foreign policy, he has advocated closer relations to the United States and Israel. During the 2018 presidential campaign, he started to advocate for economic liberal and pro-market policies. A polarizing and controversial politician, his views and comments, which have been described as far-right and conservative in nature, have drawn both praise and criticism in Brazil.Bolsonaro announced his pre-candidacy for president in March 2016 as a member of the Social Christian Party. However, he left the party in 2018 and joined the Social Liberal Party, which launched his presidential campaign in August 2018 with retired general Hamilton Mourão as his running mate. He portrays himself as an outsider and a supporter of family values. He came in first place in the first round of the general election on 7 October 2018, with PT candidate Fernando Haddad coming in second place. The two candidates faced again on 28 October 2018, and Bolsonaro was elected with 55% of the popular vote.

„A policeman who doesn’t kill isn’t a policeman.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Event hosted by Veja on 27 November 2017. 'Policial que não mata não é policial', diz Bolsonaro https://politica.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,policial-que-nao-mata-nao-e-policial-diz-bolsonaro,70002098866. Estadão (27 November 2017).

„We will merge the [Ministry of] Agriculture and the [Ministry of] Environment so that no international NGO will continue to do activism with the Ministry of Environment.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

At a rally in São José do Rio Preto on 24 August 2018. Bolsonaro defende uso de força para impedir ocupações https://oglobo.globo.com/brasil/bolsonaro-defende-uso-de-forca-para-impedir-ocupacoes-23007699. O Globo (24 August 2018).

„We even have a gay pride march and we're thinking of having a heterosexual pride also. You'll not be invited.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Interview to Stephen Fry in October 2013. Jair Bolsonaro provoca polêmica em documentário do ator Stephen Fry sobre homofobia https://vejasp.abril.com.br/blog/pop/jair-bolsonaro-provoca-polemica-em-documentario-do-ator-stephen-fry-sobre-homofobia/. Veja SP (23 October 2013).

„It's my advice and I do it: I evade all the taxes I can.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

At the program Câmera Aberta at Band on 23 May 1999. O dia que Bolsonaro quis matar FHC, sonegar impostos e declarar guerra civil http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/politica/republica/o-dia-que-bolsonaro-quis-matar-fhc-sonegar-impostos-e-declarar-guerra-civil-8mtm0u0so6pk88kqnqo0n1l69. Gazeta do Povo (10 October 2017).

„If I'm president, I'll leave UN. That institution is of no use. It's an organization of communists, of people that don't have any commitment at least to South America.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro diz que vai tirar Brasil da ONU se for eleito presidente https://g1.globo.com/politica/eleicoes/2018/noticia/2018/08/18/bolsonaro-diz-que-vai-tirar-brasil-da-onu-se-for-eleito-presidente.ghtml. G1 (18 August 2018).

„There is no doubt. I would launch a coup on the same day. [Congress] doesn't work and I'm sure that at least 90% of the population would applaud. Congress nowadays does nothing; it votes only for what the president wants. If he's who rules, who decides and who gloats above the Congress, then let the coup be launched, let it be a dictatorship.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

At the program Câmera Aberta at Band on 23 May 1999 about what he would do on the first day as president of Brazil. O dia que Bolsonaro quis matar FHC, sonegar impostos e declarar guerra civil http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/politica/republica/o-dia-que-bolsonaro-quis-matar-fhc-sonegar-impostos-e-declarar-guerra-civil-8mtm0u0so6pk88kqnqo0n1l69. Gazeta do Povo (10 October 2017).

„Pinochet should have killed more people.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Veja essa https://web.archive.org/web/20080328120559/http://veja.abril.com.br/021298/p_039.html. Veja (3 December 1998).

„I would not rape you. You don’t merit that. Stay here to hear this!“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

To federal deputy Maria do Rosário at the Chamber of Deputies on 9 December 2014. The Most Misogynistic, Hateful Elected Official in the Democacratic World: Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro https://theintercept.com/2014/12/11/misogynistic-hateful-elected-official-democacratic-world-brazils-jair-bolsonaro/. The Intercept (11 December 2014).

„These red outlaws will be banished from our homeland. It will be a cleanup the likes of which has never been seen in Brazilian history.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

On 21 October 2018, about the political opponents. Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro threatens purge of leftwing 'outlaws' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/brazils-jair-bolsonaro-says-he-would-put-army-on-streets-to-fight. The Guardian (22 October 2018).

„With us [in office], there will be no such human rights politicking. These bandits will die, because we will not send resources from the government to them. Instead of peace, these NGOs do a disservice to our Brazil.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

At an event in Araçatuba on 23 August 2018. Bolsonaro diz que se eleito 'bandidagem vai morrer' porque União não repassará recursos para direitos humanos https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-jose-do-rio-preto-aracatuba/noticia/2018/08/23/bolsonaro-diz-que-bandidagem-vai-morrer-em-seu-governo-porque-uniao-nao-repassara-recursos-para-direitos-humanos.ghtml. G1 (23 August 2018).

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„Competence? It's a problem for each deputy. If I want to hire a prostitute for my office, I'll hire her. If I want to hire my mother, I'll hire her. It'll be my problem.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

About the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution that would ban nepotism in public sectors. Câmara discute nesta terça projeto que proíbe nepotismo nos três Poderes http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/vida-publica/camara-discute-nesta-terca-projeto-que-proibe-nepotismo-nos-tres-poderes-ae4kwcuwkopja36kryzji3w3y. Gazeta do Povo (5 March 2007).

„Has anyone ever seen any Japanese begging? It's a race that has self-respect.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Talk at Clube Hebraica in Rio de Janeiro, on 3 April 2017. Bolsonaro: “Quilombola não serve nem para procriar” http://congressoemfoco.uol.com.br/noticias/bolsonaro-quilombola-nao-serve-nem-para-procriar/. Congresso em Foco (5 April 2017).

„I will not fight against it nor discriminate, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I'll beat them up.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Apoio de FHC à união gay causa protestos http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/fsp/cotidian/ff1905200210.htm. Folha de S.Paulo (19 May 2002).

„I can't even go to Paraguay with my salary.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

At the program Câmera Aberta at Band on 23 May 1999. O dia que Bolsonaro quis matar FHC, sonegar impostos e declarar guerra civil http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/politica/republica/o-dia-que-bolsonaro-quis-matar-fhc-sonegar-impostos-e-declarar-guerra-civil-8mtm0u0so6pk88kqnqo0n1l69. Gazeta do Povo (10 October 2017).

„What debt [of slavery]? I never enslaved anyone in my life. Look, if you really look at history, the Portuguese didn’t even step foot in Africa. The blacks themselves turned over the slaves.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

In an interview on TV Cultura https://www.poder360.com.br/eleicoes/bolsonaro-sobre-ditadura-ferida-que-precisa-ser-cicatrizada-esquece/ on 30 July 2018. Bolsonaro Says Black Brazilians Aren’t Owed Anything Over Slavery https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-31/brazil-candidate-bolsonaro-minimizes-slavery-praises-trump. Bloomberg (31 July 2018).

„I have five children. There were four men, on the fifth I got weak and a woman came out.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Talk at Clube Hebraica in Rio de Janeiro, on 3 April 2017. Bolsonaro: “Quilombola não serve nem para procriar” http://congressoemfoco.uol.com.br/noticias/bolsonaro-quilombola-nao-serve-nem-para-procriar/. Congresso em Foco (5 April 2017).

„Preta, I’m not going to discuss promiscuity with anyone. I don't run that risk because my children are well educated and they don't live in a promiscuous environment such as is, unfortunately, yours.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro

Responding to the singer Preta Gil after asked about what he would do if his son fell in love with a black woman on 28 March 2011 https://extra.globo.com/famosos/deputado-jair-bolsonaro-fala-da-promiscuidade-de-preta-gil-declara-que-seria-incapaz-de-amar-um-filho-homossexual-em-entrevista-1980933.html in an interview to the program CQC on Band. Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-presidential-candidate-bolsonaros-most-controversial-quotes-012652084.html. Yahoo!, 29 September 2018.

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