Politics 29-10-2018

World leaders congratulate Jair Bolsonaro for his victory

After the announcement of the official results of the presidential elections in Brazil, several world leaders congratulated the country's president-elect, who will take office on January 1, 2019.

In the October 28 ballot, Bolsonaro received 55.54% of the votes, while his rival, the leftist Fernando Haddad, obtained 44.46% of the votes.

"The president of the US called me and wished me good luck, obviously he was a very friendly contact," the Brazilian president said in a speech broadcast through social networks, the third time he spoke after his victory.

The president-elect assured that other world leaders congratulated him but did not mention more names, and took the opportunity to say that the country's foreign policy will be free of ideological tendencies.

During the campaign, the right-wing candidate criticized on several occasions the governments of the Workers' Party (PT) saying that they guided Brazil's foreign policy by approaching countries based on their affinity with left-wing governments.

"Congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro for the triumph in Brazil! I hope that we will soon work together for the relationship between our countries and the well-being of Argentines and Brazilians," Argentine President Mauricio Macri wrote in his Twitter account.

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, congratulated Jair Bolsonaro, highlighting the "exemplary day" of voting.

"On behalf of the people and Government of Mexico, I congratulate Jair Bolsonaro on his election as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil in an exemplary day that reflects the democratic strength of that country," wrote the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto , On twitter.

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, congratulated Jair Bolsonaro and highlighted his message of "truth and peace".

"We salute the Brazilian people for today's election day, congratulate President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and applaud his message of truth and peace, with the commitment of the OAS General Secretariat to work together for democracy, human rights, security and development in the region. "wrote Almagro.

The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, invited Jair Bolsonaro to work for integration.

"I congratulate the Brazilian people for a clean and democratic election, I congratulate Jair Bolsonaro for his great electoral triumph, I invite him to visit Chile and I am sure that we will work with will, strength and vision of the future in favor of the well-being of our peoples and the integration, "the Chilean president wrote on Twitter.

The Government of Venezuela exhorts Bolsonaro to seek relations of "respect".

"The Bolivarian Government takes the opportunity to urge the newly elected president of Brazil to resume, as neighboring countries, the path of diplomatic relations of respect, harmony, progress and regional integration, for the well-being of our peoples," said a statement released for Caracas.

The text states that President Nicolás Maduro "extends his sincere congratulations to the people of the Federative Republic of Brazil, on the occasion of the civic celebration of the second round of elections."

The president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, called Jair Bolsonaro to work to strengthen institutions in the region.

"Many congratulations to the people of Brazil and their elected president Jair Bolsonaro for this election! We want to work together for stronger democracies in the region, with strengthened institutions and always seeking the prosperity of our peoples!", Wrote the president in his speech. account of the social network Twitter.

Colombia congratulates Brazil for the election day that led Bolsonaro to the presidency.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Colombia, congratulates the people and the Government of Brazil for the democratic spirit demonstrated in the successful election day where the candidate of the Liberal Social Party, Jair Bolsonaro, was elected as the new president of Brazil ", the Foreign Ministry of Colombia said in a statement.

Through it, the Government of Colombia highlighted the relationship between both countries, which, he said, "has been characterized by successful cooperation and close relations (...) in terms of political dialogue, investment and trade."

Colombia, whose rightist government assumed the leadership of Ivan Duque on August 7, reiterated through the letter "his willingness to continue strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation between both nations" and wished success to the elected president in the functions that will assume as the new president of Brazil.


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