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Jair Bolsonaro, 63, won the presidential election by a wide margin against Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers' Party on 28 October.

Despite portraying himself as a political outsider during his campaign, Bolsonaro served seven terms in Brazil's lower house of Congress, the Chamber of Deputies, before being elected President.

President Donald Trump congratulated Brazil's new right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday following his inauguration speech in which he announced Brazil's "liberation from socialism, inverted values, the bloated state and political correctness". "The U.S.A.is with you!"

Ahead of the ceremony, Bolsonaro and his wife, Michelle, traveled through the city by motorcade standing in an open-top Rolls-Royce surrounded by onlookers.

The pair were surrounded by dozens of guards on horseback and plain-clothes bodyguards who ran alongside them.

Once inside Congress, Bolsonaro and his vice president, retired Gen. Hamilton Mourao, took the oath of office.

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Netanyahu arrived in Brazil on Friday where he met with Bolsonaro, hailing what he said was the forging of a "great alliance" with a "huge superpower".

A few kilometres away, 19-year-old college student Grace Kelly Silveira, 19, waited at a bus station as Bolsonaro supporters poured through the terminal on their way to the inauguration, cheering as they waved Brazilian flags. Supporters chanted "Brazil above everything, God above everyone". "Myth! Myth!"- a nickname that began years ago with internet memes of Mr Bolsonaro and became more common during last year's campaign.

A devout Catholic, Bolsonaro began his speech by thanking God for being alive, referring to the stabbing he survived on September 6 while on the campaign trail.

The capital Brasilia was under tight security, with 3,000 police patrolling the event. He also spoke of cooperation in military and agriculture matters.

Among them was Lorena Abdaba, 32, a professor who travelled three hours by bus from her native state of Espirito Santo to attend the inauguration.

The increased security came at Bolsonaro's request. "They were major thieves", she said.

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In his inauguration speech before Brazil's Congress, Bolsonaro called for "a true national pact" to restore his country's lackluster economy, "without ideological bias".

Also like Trump, the brash Bolsonaro has ruffled feathers both at home and overseas with his unequivocal support for Israel and his promise to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem.

Mr Trump tweeted his congratulations to the new President.

Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro keen to turn country into bastion of conservatism in Latin America. He also promised to overhaul Brazil's pension system and privatize several state-owned companies, which gave him wide support among financial players. More than 63,000 people were killed past year.

"This presence of Iran, with Syria's return to stabilization under a Russian umbrella, is something we are watching closely", he said.

That worries many, who fear it could aggravate Brazil's rampant violence.

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Netanyahu, who is the first Israeli prime minister to visit Brazil, held an official meeting with Bolsonaro on Friday.