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White House Confirms That Trump Called Bolsonaro to Congratulate Him

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump phoned Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday night to congratulate him on his victory at the ballot box and both pledged to work “side-by-side” to improve the lives of their peoples, official sources confirmed.

“President Trump called President-elect Bolsonaro of Brazil this evening to congratulate him and the Brazilian people on Sunday’s elections,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement released on Sunday.

The note stated that both politicians committed themselves to “work side-by-side to improve the lives of the people of the United States and Brazil,” as regional leaders of the Americas.

The far-right Brazilian politician, who sees the American as a model to follow, had already announced hours before that he had spoken with Trump, with whom, according to Bolsonaro, he has maintained very friendly contact.

With 100 percent of the votes counted, Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party was declared the winner of the presidential elections in Brazil with 55.13 percent of the valid votes, and is due to occupy the presidential Palacio do Planalto until the end of 2022.

According to the official results, Fernando Haddad, the candidate who succeeded imprisoned ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the aspirant of the Workers’ Party, won 44.87 percent of the valid votes.

The new president-elect, who was the victim of an attack during the electoral campaign in which he was stabbed in a public ceremony, will assume the Brazilian presidency on Jan. 1 as Michel Temer’s successor.

 

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