Brazil enters new era with far-right president

03 January, 2019, 00:26 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Participants hold talks at a session of the Syrian Iranian joint ministerial economic committee in Tehran

With U.S. President Donald Trump disengaging from the region, Hayman said, the Iranians may "see Iraq as a convenient theater for entrenchment, similar to what they did in Syria, and to use it as a platform for a force build-up that could also threaten the State of Israel".

Bolsonaro takes over from deeply unpopular center-right president Michel Temer, who was effectively a caretaker figure following the impeachment of leftist leader Dilma Rousseff, booted from office in 2016 for fiddling the government books.

Bolsonaro was the latest of several far-right leaders around the globe who have come to power by riding waves of anger at the establishment and promising to ditch the status quo.

"Congratulations to President @jairbolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech", the United States president tweeted. Since a US -led invasion in 2003 toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a Sunni Muslim, Israel has anxious that Iraq's Shi'ite majority could tilt towards Iran.

In his inauguration speech before Brazil's Congress, Bolsonaro called for "a true national pact between society and the executive, legislative and judicial powers" to restore the lackluster economy - "without ideological bias".

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His middle name is Messias, or Messiah in English, and many supporters believe he was chosen by God to lead Brazil, an assertion bolstered after he survived a stabbing during a campaign rally in September. "We will continue the same way as before this decision was made", Pompeo said at a press conference with Netanyahu on Tuesday. And Netanyahu said Bolsonaro had assured him that it was a question of "when" and not "if" Brazili was to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the city claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians as their capital.

Notable foreign leaders attending the inauguration include Hungary's hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Israel's hawkish premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who has hailed a budding "brotherhood" with Brazil's new leader.

Brasilia was under tight security, with 3,000 police patrolling the event.

"We understand the threat that that violation of Israeli sovereignty presents to the region and the country, that threat from Iranian Hezbollah", Pompeo said.

Seven of Bolsonaro's 22 Cabinet ministers are former military personnel, more than in any administration during Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship. That has sparked fears among his adversaries of a return to autocratic rule, but Bolsonaro insists he will respect the country's constitution.

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