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Brazil's Right-wing Candidate Picks General as Running Mate

Brazil's Right-wing Candidate Picks General as Running Mate

Sunday, 05 August 2018 02:38 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has picked an Army Reserve general as his running mate for Brazil's October elections.

Bolsonaro said Sunday he has chosen reserve Gen. Hamilton Mourao as the vice presidential running mate for his Social Liberal Party. Mourao made headlines last year with comments perceived as supportive of military intervention in politics at a time of widespread corruption.

Bolsonaro is a congressman and former Army captain who has said he will fill his Cabinet with former and current military people. His promises to crack down on corruption and crime have him running second in the polls, though with only about 20 percent against a crowded field of potential candidates

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Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has picked an Army Reserve general as his running mate for Brazil's October elections.Bolsonaro said Sunday he has chosen reserve Gen. Hamilton Mourao as the vice presidential running mate for his Social Liberal Party. Mourao...
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