Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of when, not if: Netanyahu


"On 1 January 2019 Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin will represent the Russian Federation at the inauguration ceremony of Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro", the press service said.

"Congratulations to President @jairbolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech", the United States president tweeted.

And he has vowed to challenge the leftist governments ruling Venezuela and Cuba, while moving closer to ideological allies US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the latter of whom was on hand for the inauguration and met last week with Bolsonaro. "The with you!"

The 63-year-old was greeted by crowds of supporters draped in Brazilian flags as he made his way to the presidential palace in an open-top Rolls-Royce, waving to the crowds alongside wife Michelle.

Bolsonaro's path to the presidency was almost cut short in September when he was stabbed in a knife attack while on the campaign trail.

On the economic front, where Bolsonaro will ultimately lead Latin America's largest economy is unknown, as during the campaign he reversed course from previous statist stances with pledges to lead market-friendly reforms.

"I also came to watch the official exit of the Workers' Party from the presidency", she said. He is under intense pressure from Brazil's powerful agriculture sector to not do so, as it could hurt Brazilian exports to Arab nations who view East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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He said Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro assured him of the move in a meeting.

Seven of Bolsonaro's 22 Cabinet ministers are former military personnel, more than in any administration during Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship.

"Bolsonaro needs some quick successes to get off on the right foot with the public and the political elites", said Hufbauer, adding that a failure to do that would likely reduce Bolsonaro's honeymoon period to six months.