BRASíLIA: Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption, was sworn in Tuesday as Brazil’s new president in entrance of Congress in Brasilia.
The 63-year-old former paratrooper and deputy for the previous 27 years pledged to uphold the structure as he launched into his four-year mandate on the helm of Latin America’s greatest economic system.
Bolsonaro takes energy with sky-high approval rankings and excessive hopes from a lot of Brazil’s 210 million inhabitants that he can stamp out graft, scale back rampant crime and re-ignite an economic system laid low by a record-breaking recession.
He has already mentioned he’ll challenge a decree easing gun legal guidelines to permit “good” residents to personal firearms as a approach of deterring and countering armed criminals.
And he has vowed to problem the leftist governments ruling Venezuela and Cuba, whereas shifting nearer to ideological allies US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Bolsonaro takes over from deeply unpopular centre-right president Michel Temer, who was successfully a caretaker determine following the impeachment of leftist chief Dilma Rousseff, booted from workplace in 2016 for fiddling the federal government books.
He has mentioned he’s decided to roll again choices made below Rousseff and her in style predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who’s now in jail for corruption.
Trimming the federal government and public debt, and embarking on privatizations are among the many measures he has proposed.