Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro (Glicerio, 1955) is the current President of Brazil. From a military background, he is a former Captain in the paratroopers, from 1991 to 2018 he was a parliamentarian within several formations of the Brazilian right-wing. In 2018 he was a candidate for the presidency as leader of the Social-Liberal Party, putting forward a political agenda which was socially conservative, liberal on the economic front and tough on the fight against crime. He has been strongly criticised by some for his ambiguous positions and was even subject to a murder attempt, Bolsonaro’s performance in the elections came as a surprise, winning 46% in the first general election and then 55% in the runoff against left-wing candidate Fernando Haddad.