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Canada issues terse statement after far-right candidate elected president of Brazil | CBC News

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland offered no words of praise today for Brazil’s new president-elect — far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro — choosing instead to congratulate Brazilians on exercising their right to vote in a contentious election in South America’s largest country.

“Canada congratulates the tens of millions of Brazilians who exercised their democratic rights by casting votes in the presidential election on October 28. Their participation is a testament to the strong democratic convictions of the people of Brazil,” Freeland said in a statement released today.

 

Source: Canada issues terse statement after far-right candidate elected president of Brazil | CBC News

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