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Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing congressman and former army captain, is Brazil's next president, with 56 percent of votes. Critics see a threat to democracy in his scathing attacks on Brazilian society.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
Women are fighting to tip the Brazilian election by using morals over politics.
As well as having dangerous social and political consequences, a Bolsonaro presidency would mark a massive shift for Brazil's economy, too.
The far right frontrunner promises a brazen anti-environmental strategy.
After four years of economic crisis and corruption, Brazilians have never trusted their government less. They showed their frustration Sunday, voting for two ideologically opposed candidates.
Brazil could see a return to the dark days of the military dictatorship.