Jair Bolsonaro takes office

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Jair Bolsonaro takes office

Category : Liverpool News

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Photo by Janine Moraes/Câmara dos Deputados

Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated Tuesday, January 1, as the fifth elected president since Brazil returned to democracy after the 1964-85 military dictatorship.

The former army captain and far-right congressman, who campaigned as a political outsider and anti-corruption candidate, won a comfortable victory in October over his rival in one of the most polarizing political contests in Brazil’s history.

His supporters see a leader who will tackle the violence plaguing the country. His opponents fear that four years of a Bolsonaro presidency will threaten human rights and ecological preservation in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

Adapted from CNN.

Vocabulary:

inaugurated: neste contexto, inaugurate não é inaugurar, e sim assumir cargo público.

democracy: democracia.

dictatorship: ditadura.

far-right: extrema direita (dentro do espectro político).

congressman: deputado.

polarizing: polarizado(a).

contest : disputa ou competição.

takes office: outra maneira de dizer assumir um cargo.

supporters: apoiadores (também é usado como torcedores de um time).



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