Populist leaders to attend Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brazil

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Promise to move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem among first tests for radical new president

The Israeli and Hungarian prime ministers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Viktor Orbán, will join the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, at Tuesday’s inauguration of Brazil’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Netanyahu wants Bolsonaro to confirm his election promise to move Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem. The pledge has divided allies and sparked a diplomatic row – an early sign, analysts said, of how the former army captain’s radical ideology will sit uneasily with the realities of governing.

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