Well a former captain of the Brazilian army is now president and chief of the armies
We will soon see if he moderates himself because parliament is against his party or if he opposes it.
In France we've got a president in 1870 to 1877 it was the Marshal Mac Mahon but he was a royalist, not a far right politician.
The economy sucked in Brazil, they elected him because of this (he had some big liberal economic plans after 14 years of socialism)
Let's just hope the former captain respects the Constitution..
Power of Brazilian president:
appoint and dismiss the ministers of state;
exercise, with the assistance of the ministers of state, the higher management of the federal administration
start the legislative procedure, in the manner and in the cases set forth in the constitution;
sanction, promulgate and order the publication of laws, and issue decrees and regulations for the true enforcement thereof;
veto bills, wholly or in part;
provide, by means of decree, on organization and structure of federal administration if there is neither increase of expenses nor creation or extinction of public agencies; and extinction of offices or positions, when vacant;
maintain relations with foreign States and to accredit their diplomatic representatives;
conclude international treaties, conventions and acts, subject to the ratification of the National Congress of Brazil;
decree the state of defense and the state of siege, in accordance with the constitutional procedures that precede and authorize those emergency decrees;
decree and enforce federal intervention, in accordance with the constitutional procedures that precede and authorize such exceptional action;
upon the opening of the legislative session, send a government message and plan to the National Congress, describing the state of the nation and requesting the actions he deems necessary;
grant pardons and reduce sentences, after hearing the entities instituted by law, if necessary;
exercise the supreme command of the armed forces, appoint the commanders of navy, army and air force, promote general officers and to appoint them to the offices held exclusively by them;
appoint, after approval by the Federal Senate, the Justices of the Supreme Federal Court and those of the superior courts, the Governors of the territories, the Prosecutor General of the Republic, the president and the directors of the Central Bank and other civil servants, when established by law;
appoint, with due regard for the provisions of Article 73, the Justices of the Court of Accounts of the Union;
appoint judges in the events established by this constitution and the Attorney General of the Union;
appoint members of the Council of the Republic, in accordance with article 89, VII;
summon and preside over the Council of the Republic and the National Defense Council;
declare war, in the event of foreign aggression, authorized by the National Congress or confirmed by it, whenever it occurs between legislative sessions and, under the same conditions, to decree full or partial national mobilization;
make peace, authorized or confirmed by the National Congress;
award decorations and honorary distinctions;
permit, in the cases set forth by supplementary law, foreign forces to pass through the national territory, or to remain temporarily therein;
submit to the National Congress the pluriannual plan, the bill of budgetary directives and the budget proposals set forth in this constitution;
render, each year, accounts to the National Congress concerning the previous fiscal year, within sixty days of the opening of the legislative session;
fill and abolish federal government positions, as set forth by law;
issue provisional measures, with force of law, according to Article 62;
perform other duties set forth in the constitution.