Brazilian President-elect aims at 'super ministry' amid protests

Brazilian President-elect aims at 'super ministry' amid protests

Brazilian President-elect aims at 'super ministry' amid protests

The Brazilian judge at the center of a sprawling investigation into kickbacks to politicians is considering joining the government of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro has been a member of the Christian Democratic party and the Social Christian Party, the latter of which he left in 2018 to pursue Presidential election with the Social Liberal Party.

"There are a lot of parallels and I think a lot of opportunities for a much improved US-Brazil relationship", Roberts said.

"Support for democracy in Brazil goes hand in hand with economic performance".

Leaving the agreement would trigger widespread global condemnation and could also have financial consequences, including lost foreign investment and the blocking of a trade agreement Brazil is negotiating with the European Union.

He also said he would press ahead with loosening gun laws this year and plans to visit Washington D.C. after a friendly call with U.S. President Donald Trump.

In Rio de Janeiro, the most emblematic city of the country, more than 200 people marched up the stairs of the Municipal Chamber with banners such as "No More Torture" or "Not Him" and shouting slogans against Bolsonaro, a nostalgic of the military dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985), and his ideology, Efe reported. "Adding troubles will only make it worse".

Bolsonaro's punchy, bare-bones campaign mirrored Trump's playbook as the Brazilian vowed to crush crime, railed against media coverage, embraced Christian identity and shifted tone sharply from previous leaders' celebration of ethnic diversity.

Mauricio Santoro, a political scientist with Rio de Janeiro State University, said he was concerned that Brazil would not soon dispel the tense and occasionally violent atmosphere that enveloped the polarizing campaign.

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May Boeve, executive director at climate NGO 350.org, warned that a Bolsonaro presidency posed "a real threat to human rights at home and a risk to the momentum for climate action overseas".

But Tang also warned that China could retaliate if the rhetoric is not softened.

"Mr. Xi could decide not to come if he doesn't feel welcome", Tang said.

Bolsonaro beat Leftist candidate Fernando Haddad by a vote of 55.1% versus 44.8%.

How that tough talk might translate into policy is not clear.

The elections proceeded with "absolute normality", said Weber, who thanked an observer mission from the Organization of American States led by Costa Rican former President Laura Chinchilla, and other electoral authorities. Tens of thousands have crossed into Brazil on its northern border.

Bolsonaro, 63, said he planned to govern "following the teachings of God, alongside the Brazilian constitution and with good technical advice, without political leanings".

"There will be people to advise him on the impacts and he will listen", he said.

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