Jair Messias Bolsonaro, commonly identified as Jair Bolsonaro, is the current President of Brazil and a retired military officer. Presently, he is a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party. He has had the honour of representing the state of Rio de Janeiro in the country’s Chamber of Deputies. He is a strict vocal and at times controversial politician whose views have been received both positively and negatively by the citizens.
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Jair Bolsonaro Career And Achievements
Bolsonaro was admitted to the preparation school for Brazilian Army when he was in the final years of his high school. The very next year, he went to Brazil’s main military academy. Reaching up till the rank of Captain, he served in the army for a total of fifteen years.
Starting from his first term, when he was elected from the Rio de Janeiro seat, he continuously praised the military rule prevalent earlier and wishes for its return. His comments have led to him being identified as an extremist. In his entire political career, which is still active, he has changed parties quite often.
The first time he rose to fame was when he interviewed with a news magazine called Veja. In the interview, he talked about the low pay received by the military officers and other problems faced by them. In his time serving in the Brazilian National Congress, spanning 27 years, he put forward one constitutional amendment and around 171 bills, out of which two passes and we’re brought into law.
It was in 2018 when Bolsonaro was elected as its Presidential candidate by the Social Liberal Party while also being endorsed by the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party. What won him huge popular support were his promises to restore security amidst record high crime rates. His achievements include numerous Grand Master and Grand Cross Awards. He has also been named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by the TIME magazine and as they Person of the Year of Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.
Jair Bolsonaro Bio: Ethnicity, Parents, Early Life
Jair Bolsonaro is a descendant of Italian immigrants who arrived know Brazil post World War II. His children from his first and second wives have also followed political careers with Flavio being elected a senator by the state of Rio de Janeiro in the last election, while Carlos getting elected as a councilman in Rio and Eduardo elected as a federal deputy in Sao Paulo. He married with his third and current wife, Michelle de Paulo Firmo Reinaldo, with whom he has his youngest daughter, Laura.
Mr. Bolsonaro hired his wife as a Secretary while working in Congress within the next two years, she was benefitted with unusual promotions and her salary increased by more than a triple. On the order of the Supreme Federal Court that Nepotism is illegal in public administration, he was forced to fire her.
Quick Facts About Jair Bolsonaro
Name: Jair Messias Bolsonaro
Date of Birth: March 21, 1955
Birthplace: Glicerio, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Spouses: Rogeria Nantes Braga (divorced)
Ana Cristina Valle (divorced)
Parents: Geraldo and Olinda Bolsonaro
Children: Flavio, Carlos, Eduardo, Renan, Laura