Morocco’s Head of Government El Othmani will represent King Mohammed VI at the inauguration ceremony of the new Brazilian president.
Rabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani will fly to Brasilia to represent King Mohammed VI at the presidential inauguration ceremony of the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro.
El Othmani left Morocco on Sunday for the inauguration of the Brazilian president on January 1, 2019.
Far right Congressman Bolsonaro won a runoff election in Brazil against leftist candidate ex-Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, claiming 55 percent of the vote, in October.
Election participation is compulsory in Brazil.
Bolsonaro received criticism throughout the election campaign because of his views on minorities, the LGBT community, and women.
He once told a fellow congresswoman that she did not deserve to be raped because she was “very ugly.”
He also stirred controversy after he announced his intention to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after he won the election.
“As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that,” he said.