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Brazil's far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro secured a sweeping election victory on Sunday, promising to drain the political swamp and fight corruption in Latin America's largest country.
In a vote many considered to be the most important since the country returned to democracy three decades ago, the former military officer survived a near-fatal stabbing to comfortably beat leftist rival Fernando Haddad.
The result constitutes a dramatic swing away from the left in Brazil which, over the past four years, has been reeling from a massive criminal investigation — known as "Operation Carwash." The scandal has seen scores of business and political leaders jailed — including leftist icon and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was barred from running for public office.
Bolsonaro secured 55.2 percent of the second-round run-off vote over the weekend, while Haddad received 44.8 percent of voter support.
The 63-year old populist — who has been dubbed the "Trump of the Tropics " by the country's media — has thrived by claiming to be a clean-living lawmaker determined to jail corrupt lawmakers.
However, critics of Bolsonaro are deeply worried about his brazen praise of the country's former dictatorship and by his comments concerning women, race and human rights.
Here are some of the future commander-in-chief's most incendiary remarks reported by various media outlets over the years:
"I wouldn't rape you because you don't deserve it." (2014)
From an exchange with congresswoman Maria do Rosario in Brazil's lower house. Rosario later argued his comments had encouraged sexual assault. In a subsequent newspaper interview, Bolsonaro said Rosario was "not worth raping; she is very ugly."
"I've got five kids but on the fifth I had a moment of weakness and it came out a woman." (2017)
"I am in favour of torture, you know that. And the people are in favour as well." (1999)
"Brazilian prisons are wonderful places … They are places for people to pay for their sins, not live the live the life of Reilly in a spa. Those who rape, kidnap and kill are going there to suffer — not attend a holiday camp." (2014)
"I visited a quilombo and the least heavy afro-descendant weighed seven arrobas (approximately 230 pounds). They do nothing! They are not even good for procreation." (2017)
A quilombo refers to a settlement founded and organized by the descendants of runaway slaves.
"I would be incapable of loving a homosexual son." (2011)
Bolsonaro went onto add he would rather his son "died in an accident than showed up with some bloke with a moustache."
"The scum of the earth is showing up in Brazil, as if we didn't have enough problems of our own to sort out." (2015)
"Elections won't change anything in this country. It will only change on the day that we break out in civil war here and do the job that the military regime didn't do: killing 30,000. If some innocent people die, that's fine. In every war, innocent people die."
From a 1999 interview on Brazilian television.