With 55.7% of the vote, he is Brazil’s new strongman. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected Sunday, October 28, President of Brazil. Far ahead of his left opponent Fernando Haddad, 44.3%, according to official results not final.

These results on 88.8% of the ballots were communicated by the Higher Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the evening of the second round of presidential elections in the largest power of Latin America.

Some 147 million Brazilians voted in favor of the sulky right-wing candidate, who was the favorite, of his opponent of the Workers’ Party (PT) of imprisoned ex-president Lula.

Jair Bolsonaro will succeed Brasilia to President Michel Temer for a four-year term on 1 January 2019.