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Rosemary Collier
November 4, 2018

The billionaire republican installed for almost two years the White House has called Sunday evening the ex-army captain to congratulate him warmly upon the announcement of his victory. Investors said further gains will hinge on clearer signs he can deliver on a market-friendly agenda.

It underlined its role in preventing "criminal and predatory exploitation" of Brazil's resources, and said "the national economy would suffer, especially agrobusiness, from possible reprisals by importing countries".

Several retired generals will serve as ministers and close advisers.

The president-elect's future chief of staff told Reuters his first worldwide trip would be to Chile, another South American nation that swung to the political right in recent elections, and soon after that he hoped to visit the United States.

During his almost three decades as a congressman, Bolsonaro has openly criticized LGBT rights.

The guilty verdict was upheld on appeal and Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected numerous requests to free the former president, universally known as Lula.

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At this stage, "the foreign policy of Bolsonaro is still very vague", and "it is hard on all of these questions find out where he will place the cursor between the need to satisfy his base and convince the rest of the population", said Roberta Braga, of the think-tank Atlantic Council in Washington.

He's also lauded the Brazilian people for conducting a successful election.

Bolsonaro has said Guedes will head an economy "super-ministry" bringing together the finance, trade and planning portfolios after he takes office on January 1.

The 63-year-old former paratrooper chose to give his first post-election interview to Record TV, a network owned by one of Brazil's biggest evangelical leaders.

Bolsonaro won the presidential election with 55% of the vote. Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters cheered and set off fireworks outside his home in Rio de Janeiro´s beachfront Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood as his victory was announced.

"I don't idolize Bolsonaro and I don't know if he will govern well, but we are hopeful".

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Protests were planned for later in the day in Rio and Sao Paulo against Bolsonaro, who has outraged many people with his disparaging comments on women, blacks and gays.

The Brazilian real hit its strongest in six months against the dollar, then retreated slightly. New rules will boost investment in infrastructure, he told reporters. He said he was committed to fiscal discipline and called for the early elimination of the federal government´s budget deficit.

"The exact details of how his administration plans to achieve (its) objectives are limited", wrote Fitch analysts led by Shelly Shetty.

"There are a lot of parallels and I think a lot of opportunities for a much improved US-Brazil relationship", Roberts said.

The president-elect has also considered moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the embassy of Brazil in Israel, only one other great power has done so far: the United States of Donald Trump.

Bolsonaro is due to travel to Brasilia next week to meet with outgoing President Michel Temer, said Bebianno.

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But Bolsonaro and Trump face fundamentally different backdrops, with the Brazilian leader elected in the wake of economic crisis.

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