The People Needs No Intermediaries, Says Bolsonaro

President-elect extolled the role of social media in this year's elections

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) was confirmed in a ceremony on Monday (10th) in Brasília by judge Rosa Weber (left) - Folhapress

During his confirmation ceremony on Monday (10th), as the newly elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro made a conciliatory speech in which he said his administration will be for all and stressed that the popular power "no longer needs intermediation."

"The elections revealed a different reality. The new technologies allow for a  more direct relationship between voters and their representatives. "

Bolsonaro won the election with a strong social media strategy, although he only had eight seconds a day in the daily broadcast of political ads, mandatory during the campaign period. 

"I will be the president of all 210 million Brazilians. My administration will serve them, with no distinction of social origin, race, sex, color, age or religion,' he said.

In his almost 30-year-old public career, he has many times spoke against minorities and belittled women's roles in society.

Electoral Court president Rosa Weber confirmed Bolsonaro as president. Weber used her speech during the confirmation ceremony to defend minorities, human rights, democracy and the role of Justice. "The fundamental rights of the human being, besides being universal, are inexhaustible."

The speech was criticized by Bolsonaro's allies. For elected House Representative Joice Hasselmann (PSL-SP), it was "graceless."

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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