Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts
Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in with his wife and daughter on July 1, 2018 on the balcony of the Brazilian House of Representatives.
His wife and daughter, Marcela and Beila, joined him for the ceremony.
He was elected to the Brazilian Congress in 1998, as one of five candidates running for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB).
Bolsonaro is the second-youngest member of Congress after Humberto Mares concurrence with the other members of the PSB after the constitutional amendment of 2013.
Bolsonaro and his family left Rio de Janeiro the night of his inauguration.
He is the youngest of seven children.
There are no birth records available prior to January 5, 1945.
His father, João, was a political opponent of Bolsonaro’s party and was murdered by a left-wing death squad in 1968.
The first President of Brazil, Fernando de Noronha is one of Bolsonaro’s most famous role models.
Bolsonaro was accused of rape and attempted murder in the 1990s, though he was acquitted after the court found that the allegations were groundless.
He was the first president who was elected with more votes than the percentage of the popular vote received by each party.
In 2013, Bolsonaro was elected to congress with 53.4 percent of the popular vote.
In the 2018 election he was elected to congress with 48.9 percent of the popular vote.
In November 2018, he and his family left Brazil following his controversial remarks about the country’s military dictatorship and his opposition to Brazil’s government.
Bolsonaro’s campaign has made him a strong candidate and his support on the ground has been impressive.
In September, he won 29.6 percent of the vote, which is just enough to make him a viable candidate in the 2019 election, with less than a month to go.
The results of the election were declared by the Supreme Electoral Court on October 30, and the results of Bolsonaro’s candidacy were confirmed by the Senate on the following day.
Jair Bolsonaro – a key figure of Brazilian politics.
Jair Bolsonaro was born in 1964.