First lady helps sell Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil

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First lady helps sell Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil

Stephen Gibbs, Caracas | Lucinda Elliott, Sao Paulo

The Times

Michelle and Jair Bolsonaro. She is a vocal member of Brazil’s Christian revivalist movement
Michelle and Jair Bolsonaro. She is a vocal member of Brazil’s Christian revivalist movementRICARDO MORAES/EPA

She has seen her husband labelled a misogynist and watched as millions of women formed a group called #NotHim to try to block his election as Brazil’s president.

Now Michelle Bolsonaro, 38, little known to most Brazilians a fortnight ago, is raising her profile, determined to put across the message that the president-elect is no monster. He is, she said, “misinterpreted”. Twenty-five years younger than Jair Bolsonaro, the man whose landslide win will make him Brazil’s first right-wing president in decades, she is his third wife.

The couple met in 2007 when she was a secretary in the Brazilian Congress. Her husband, a divorced former army captain then known for little more than his 1960s demeanour and unfashionable nostalgia for Brazil’s military rule, moved quickly.…

Source: Google News South Brazil | Netizen 24 Brazil

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