The elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, participated today in an evangelical cult in Rio de Janeiro in his first public act since the elections on Sunday, in which he affirmed that he was "certain" that "he is not the most capable", but that "God enables the elect."
"I also want to thank God for this mission, because Brazil is in a somewhat complicated situation, with an ethical, moral and economic crisis, I am certain that I am not the most capable, but God trains the elect," said the far right the seat of the church Assembly of God Victory in Christ.
The elected president was thrilled during his speech, which he spoke at the side of Silas Malafaia, one of the most influential and conservative pastors in the country, and before dozens of parishioners, whom he asked to pray for him to succeed with the Government that will take over on January 1.
He also thanked "this people of God" for "the confidence deposited" in his figure and presented himself as "a person committed to the values of the Christian family."
Bolsonaro won the second round of Sunday's presidential election with 55% of the vote, against the 44% obtained by the progressive Fernando Haddad, political heir of incarcerated former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as a candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) .
The extreme right-wing, nostalgic for the military dictatorship (1964-1985), was able to win during the campaign the support of evangelical voters, who have grown exponentially in Brazil in recent years.
Despite being Catholic, the last time Bolsonaro married, in 2013, he did it in an evangelistic rite taught by Malafaia himself, and three years later he traveled to Israel to be baptized in the Jordan River, of great symbolism for the followers of this Christian current.
Bolsonaro participated in the cult after having a meeting with his closest collaborators in order to outline the names of his future Executive and shape his liberal project for Brazil.
In this sense, his team confirmed that it will reduce the number of ministries from the current 29 to "15 or 16", in line with its idea of decentralizing power and reducing the size of the State.
This includes merging the Agriculture and Environment portfolios and creating a large Ministry of Economy, which will assume the responsibilities that are now shared between Finance, Planning and Industry and Foreign Trade.