'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro elected Brazil president

What you need to know:

  • But he promised to defend "the constitution, democracy and freedom," fending off opponents' warnings he would try to veer toward authoritarianism.
  • Thousands of supporters flooded the streets outside his home in Rio de Janeiro, waving Brazilian flags and lighting up the sky with fireworks.
  • The White House said US President Donald Trump had called Bolsonaro to congratulate him.

RIO DE JANEIRO,

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