Jair Bolsonaro takes office
Category : Liverpool News
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.
inaugurated: neste contexto, inaugurate não é inaugurar, e sim assumir cargo público.
far-right: extrema direita (dentro do espectro político).
contest : disputa ou competição.
takes office: outra maneira de dizer assumir um cargo.
supporters: apoiadores (também é usado como torcedores de um time).