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That juxtaposition underscored the reality that the end of the election was not the end of acrimony and that myriad challenges lay ahead for Latin America's largest nation.
Bolsonaro appeared to try to allay those concerns Sunday night, saying he would "pacify" Brazil following a race that revealed deep divisions and was repeatedly marred by violence.
The candidate himself was stabbed and almost died while campaigning in early September, and there were numerous reports of politically motivated violence, especially directed at gay people.
His victory moved Brazil, the world's fourth-largest democracy, sharply to the right after four consecutive elections in which candidates from the left-leaning Workers' Party won. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement late Sunday saying, "President Trump called President-elect Bolsonaro of Brazil this evening to congratulate him and the Brazilian people on today's elections.
Both expressed a strong commitment to work side-by-side to improve the lives of the people of the United States and Brazil, and as regional leaders, of the Americas. Like other right-leaning leaders who have risen to power around the globe, Bolsonaro built his popularity on a mixture of tough talk and hardline positions.
And, like many, he is sure to face stiff pushback from groups concerned that his strong views will lead to policies that threaten democratic institutions and roll back civil rights in what remains a young democracy. He has frequently disparaged womengays and blacks, and said he would name military men to his Cabinet.
Bolsonaro spent much of the campaign exploiting divisions, taking to Twitter to lambaste the rival Workers' Party as unethical and dangerous. In recent weeks, Brazilians were bombarded with WhatsApp messages that condemned Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad, often making outrageous claims.
He got just over 55 percent of the votes Sunday, compared to right under 45 percent for Haddad. Haddad promised a fight while saying he would respect the country's institutions. Amid the celebrations by Bolsonaro's supporters, there were also reports of some clashes between his backers and opponents.
The rise of Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a largely lackluster year career in Congress, parallels the emergence of hard-right leaders in many countries.
But his extreme messages were rendered more palatable by a perfect storm in Brazil: Haddad struggled to build momentum with his promises of a return to the boom times by investing in health and education and reducing poverty.
It didn't help that the man who appointed Haddad as the party's candidate, former President Luiz Inacio da Silva, is serving a year sentence for a corruption conviction.
Within minutes of Bolsonaro's victory being declared, international civil rights groups expressed concerns. Human Rights Watch called on Brazil's judiciary and other institutions to "resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro's government.
He has also promised to cut environmental regulations and make Brazil friendlier to international investors. The past few years in Brazil have been exceptionally turbulent. Inthen-President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party was impeached and removed from office on charges that many on the left felt were politically motivated.
The economy suffered a two-year recession and is only now beginning to emerge, with growth stagnant and unemployment high. Dozens of politicians and executives have been jailed in the corruption investigation. Many observers had predicted a newcomer would emerge to harness the anti-establishment anger.
Instead, support coalesced around Bolsonaro, who at the margins in Congress painted himself as just the strong man Brazil needed to dismantle a failing system.The Office of the Under Secretary provides timely economic analysis, disseminates national economic indicators and serves as the administrator of the department’s premier statistical programs.
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