DAILYKENN.com --The Guardian announced the defeat of leftism in Brazil by cramming the terms "far-right," "pro-gun," "populist," and "pro-torture" into its opening sentence. Is a writer suggesting they are somehow connected? Synonymous?
I found the bias to be sheer torture. Think I'm suffering from PTSD.
From theguardian.com ▼ Jom Phillips in São Paulo and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
A far-right, pro-gun, pro-torture populist has been elected as Brazil’s next president after a drama-filled and deeply divisive election that looks set to radically reforge the future of the world’s fourth biggest democracy.
Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former paratrooper who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption, crime and a supposed communist threat, secured 55.1% of the votes after 99.9% were counted and was therefore elected Brazil’s next president, electoral authorities said on Sunday.
Bolsonaro’s leftist rival, Fernando Haddad, secured 44.8% of votes.
In a video broadcast from his home in Rio de Janeiro, Bolsonaro thanked God and vowed to stamp out corruption in the country.
“We cannot continue flirting with communism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” he said.
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