Jair Bolsonaro, born on March 21, 1955, took office as president of Brazil on January 1, 2019. He is known for his often controversial and polarizing views.
Jair Bolsonaro succeeded Michel Temer as president of Brazil after winning a runoff election in October, 2018. He is an outspoken politician who has often faced criticism for comments considered by many to be misogynistic, racist or homophobic. He also advocates strong pro-market policies. Here you can find a compilation of DW content on Jair Bolsonaro.
Parties with the backing of independent President Jair Bolsonaro fared worse than predicted in local elections. The left-wing Workers' Party also struggled. Traditional center-right and right-wing groups gained ground.
President Jair Bolsonaro has hailed Brazil's suspension of vaccine trials by China's Sinovac Biotech after a volunteer died under unrelated circumstances, but his opponents are pushing back. Follow DW for the latest.
"Brazil is a very different country," its vice president tells DW's Conflict Zone. But how does he explain government turmoil and the departure of successive health ministers during a global pandemic?