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His schedule includes meetings with deeply unpopular outgoing President Michel Temer, as well as the chief justice of the Supreme Court and the army chief of staff. "This country belongs to all of us, Brazilians by birth or by heart, a Brazil of diverse opinions, colors and orientations", he said in a live television address.

The hashtag EleNaoEMeuPresidente ("HeIsNotMyPresident" in Portuguese) was a top trending topic on Twitter in Brazil on Monday morning.

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, waves after voting in the presidential runoff election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday.

The Workers' Party and others betting against Bolsonaro underestimated the power of his simple campaign platform and messaging ability, particularly on social media. The procedure is banned in Brazil, but in recent years women's groups have been pushing to liberalize abortion laws.

Supporters celebrated in the streets, setting off fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach, and in Sao Paulo they gathered on the central avenue with banners and flags.

But many Brazilians are disturbed by his professed admiration of the 1964-1985 military dictatorship, and for offensive comments about gays, blacks, and women.

He often took to Twitter to lambaste the rival Workers' Party as unethical and risky. Bolsonaro is running against leftist candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party.

Laura Chinchilla, the former president of Costa Rica who is head of the Organization of American States' Electoral Observation Mission, said the vote had been calm and orderly across the country, which has suffered a spate of partisan violence during the campaign. Brazil is in deep recession, almost 13 million people are without jobs, a large number of its politicians are badly stained by corruption, and crime has skyrocketed - with almost 64,000 people killed in 2017.

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"His proposal that I most like is on security".

During the presidential campaign, Bolsonaro signaled that he does not recognize Palestinian statehood and that he would close or downgrade the Palestinian Authority's diplomatic mission in Brasilia. "Our country deserves the best".

But suggestions of "a coup, shutting down congress and summoning tanks" - all of which Bolsonaro advocated earlier in his career - are exaggerated, Jairo Nicolau, a political scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, tells TIME.

"We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and everything else!", Trump tweeted.

Political analysts and activists reacted in grim tones.

Bolsonaro, nicknamed "Trumpzinho", has portrayed China - Brazil's largest trading partner, as a predator that is trying to appropriate part of the key sectors in the South American economy.

Haddad has taken the opposite tack, promising to double-down on investment in education, health and social programs, arguing that the gains Brazil made in reducing poverty during the boom years have eroded and the poorest are suffering.

Bolsonaro's candidacy raised serious concerns that he would roll back civil rights and weaken institutions in what remains a young democracy.

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That means Bolsonaro supporting "right-wing and fascist movements everywhere, and also (being) a strong supporter of the Trump administration's foreign policy, which seeks to get rid of the remaining left governments", said Weisbrot.

Worldwide civil rights groups have also expressed concern about Bolsonaro's apparent autocratic tendencies. "The global community must help preserve Brazil's democratic institutions and stand up for the rights of its citizens by letting Bolsonaro know that there will be consequences if he follows through on his risky and hateful rhetoric". "I always felt the presence of God and the force of the Brazilian people", he said. He has also promised to cut environmental regulations and make Brazil friendlier to worldwide investors.

Beyond his inflammatory rhetoric, Bolsonaro has offered few specifics about how he would govern Brazil. And da Silva, the former president many had idolized, had left office with an approval rating of 87 percent only to become the most prominent scalp taken by a corruption scandal that has ensnared dozens of the country's political and business leaders.

Dozens of politicians and executives have been jailed in the corruption investigation.

Many observers predicted that a newcomer would emerge to harness that anti-establishment anger.

"Mr Bolsonaro is obviously a far-right populist", European Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, a French leftist, told Public Senat TV on Monday, as he warned against the global rise of conservative populism.

President-elect Bolsonaro has promised to reduce the size of the state and promote fiscal reforms, but specific details are still to be outlined.

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