The victory of Jair Bolsonaro is the result of a break, not only between the North and the South, but between the wealthy and the poor
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His victory confirms the turn to the right in South America: Jaïr Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on October 28, winning 55.1
% of the 104.8 million votes. The right-wing extremist candidate is at the head of a politically divided country thirty years after the return of democracy.
The whole south and west of the country, whose per capita income is higher and lower where the density is lower, voted for the right-wing extremist candidate. This applies to the states of Rondonia and Mato Grosso in the west, the country's main deforestation areas.
especially in the southeast of the country in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais. These four states produce about 60 percent of Brazil's GDP and are mostly white, which, according to the 2010 census, accounts for 55 percent of their population, just above the national average of 47 percent.
The northeastern part of the country, where GDP per capita is lowest and average population density low, has argued more strongly for the candidate of the Workers Party, Fernando Haddad. This region is also the region with the least descendants of European settlers and the highest proportion of descendants of African slaves.
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