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Brazil's new far-right president urges unity

January 2, 2019 3:26 pm
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro gestures after receiving the presidential sash [Source: Reuters]

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has used his inaugural speech to promise to build a “society without discrimination or division”.

The former army captain told Congress he wanted a “national pact” to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement.

In a swipe at the left, he vowed to free Brazil of “ideology”.

He is seen as a deeply divisive figure who’s racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks have angered many.