Carlos Bolsonaro, son of the president of Brazil, the extreme right Jair Bolsonaro, renewed his seat as councilor in the Rio de Janeiro Chamber, according to the official results of the municipal elections this Sunday.
With 99.99% of the full scrutiny, Carlos Bolsonaro, affiliated with the Republican party (right), was the second most voted candidate, obtaining 70,995 votes, behind the progressive Tarcisio Motta, who obtained 86,237 votes.
At 37 years old, the president’s son will face his sixth term in the municipal chamber of Rio de Janeiro, electoral fiefdom of the Bolsonaro clan, completed by his brothers Eduardo, a federal deputy, and Flavio, a senator.
However, the result reflects that he lost about 36,000 votes compared to the elections four years ago and the position of the most voted mayor of the city, now in the hands of Motta.
Trained in Aeronautical Sciences, Carlos was elected for the first time at 17 years of age in October 2000, becoming the youngest councilor in the history of Brazil.
During the electoral campaign, he even shared a video asking for donations to his candidacy and stated that the renewal of his seat “was at risk.”
His father also publicly supported him through his live broadcasts on Facebook., which are under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office, as he could have incurred in illegal electoral propaganda.
Carlos Bolsonaro, a man of the utmost confidence of his father, whom he has come to accompany in some meetings in Brasilia, also faces an investigation conducted by the Rio Prosecutor’s Office for the alleged hiring of “ghost” officials in his cabinet.
His brother, Flavio, was already formally denounced by the Public Ministry for the crimes of “criminal organization, embezzlement, money laundering and misappropriation”, between 2007 and 2018, in a similar case during his time as a Rio regional deputy. .
The mother of Carlos and ex-wife of President Bolsonaro, Rogéria Bolsonaro, also of Republicans and who obtained little more than 2,000 votes and was not elected, despite the strong campaign he made in the streets of the city.
On the other hand, Tarcisio Motta is a member of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL), the progressive formation of Marielle Franco, the Rio councilor and Human Rights activist shot to death in 2018 in a crime that shocked Brazil and had enormous international repercussions. .