Jair Bolsonaro presidential campaign

Jair Bolsonaro presidential campaign, 2018
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Campaigned forBrazilian general election, 2018
CandidateJair Bolsonaro
Federal Deputy from Rio de Janeiro
General Hamilton Mourão
Brazilian Army member
AffiliationSocial Liberal Party
Coalition partner
Brazilian Labour Renewal Party
StatusAnnounced: 3 March 2016
Presumptive nominee: 12 March 2018
Official nominee: 22 July 2018
Qualified for run-off: 7 October 2018
Won the election: 28 October 2018
Key peoplePaulo Guedes
(Economic advisor)[1]
ReceiptsBRL 4.150.097,17 [2]
SloganBrasil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos
(Brazil above everything, God above everyone)[3][4]

The 2018 presidential campaign of Jair Bolsonaro was announced on 3 March 2016. Brazilian federal deputy and former military officer Jair Bolsonaro became the official nominee of the Social Liberal Party during their convention on 22 July 2018. The running mate decision came later on 8 August, when General Hamilton Mourão was chosen to compose the ticket with Bolsonaro. By choosing Mourão as running mate Bolsonaro secured a coalition with the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party.

Jair Bolsonaro was the first candidate for the presidency that was able to raise over a $1 million reais in donations from the public during the 2018 campaign. In the first 59 days, he amassed an average of $17,000 reais per day in donations.[5]

Bolsonaro was stabbed on 6 September while he was campaigning in Juiz de Fora. He recovered, and was the leading candidate in the first round on 7 October, with 46% of the vote.

On 28 October 2018, Bolsonaro won the general election with 55.13% of the popular vote.