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>> Jair Bolsonaro has been compared to Donald Trump. And now he could be the next President of Brazil in a dramatic swing to the right for the world's fourth largest democracy. A seven-term congressman, Bolsonaro, who is leading in the polls, has pitched himself as the anti-establishment candidate in a country rife with political scandals.
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Reuter's correspondent Anthony Boadle is in the capital of Brasilia.>> The reason he is winning this election is his vow to clean house after years of leftist government that ended in Brazil's worst recession and its biggest corruption scandal.>> One that brought down Brazil's beloved politician, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, putting him behind bars for 12 years.
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Now Bolsonaro's vowing to bring change, but his far right agenda has sparked comparisons with Trump. On Friday, former White House advisor Steve Bannon endorsed Bolsonaro hoping he can contribute to a global populous tide.>> Bolsonaro likes to see himself as Brazil's Trump. Like Trump, his rise took the political establishment by surprise, and he is backed by the most conservative sectors of Brazilian society.
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That includes the fast growing evangelical churches who look to Bolsonaro to stop the legalization of abortion, gay marriage, and drugs.>>
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> He defends family values, Christian values, he defends equality. He doesn't defend the flag, he defends the nationalities, the Brazilian people.>> But for others, 63 year old Bolsonaro is a polarizing figure, particularly among women.
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The largest demonstrations against him in recent months have been led by women who say they cannot bring themselves to vote for a man who once told a fellow lawmaker she was too ugly to rape and for defending the gender pay gap. Bolsonaro has also attacked the media over aggressive reporting that he called, quote, fake news.
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Sending chills through news room which have dealt with a surge in threats and physical violence during this election cycle. Also on Bolsonaro's agenda->> Environmentalists are concerned he will relax efforts to stop deforestation in the Amazon, and start building hydroelectric dams again on pristine rivers in the Amazon Basin.
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>> The other option for Brazilians is leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers party, who has slammed the former army captain's ties to the military.>> You are nothing more than a phony soldier You only talk big because you have armed people around you. You in a hand to hand fight are nothing.
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You're nothing, Jair Bolsonaro.>> But the decision, if Bolsonaro is nothing or everything, will be made on Sunday when Brazilians head to the polls.