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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Monday that he had a good phone conversation with Brazil's new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and agreed to work closely on trade and military matters.

    "Had a very good conversation with the newly elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who won his race by a substantial margin," Trump said in a Twitter message. "We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and everything else! Excellent call, wished him congrats!"

    READ MORE: Brazil's President-Elect Bolsonaro Vows to Downsize Federal Government

    Earlier on Monday the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court said that Bolsonaro, who represents the right-wing Social Liberal Party, won the election with 55.5 percent of vote after 99.4 percent of the ballots were counted.

    The left-wing Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad came in second with 45 percent of the vote.

    Bolsonaro takes office on January 1, 2019 for a four-year term.


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