From political commentator to Congress. A journalist who gained popularity as a conservative commentator has been elected to Brazil’s Congress. And she won by a record number of votes.
During Brazil’s 2018 presidential elections, feminist groups mobilized against candidate Jair Bolsonaro. They even launched what is called the #NotHim movement.
But Brazil’s new president will have a key female ally in the National Congress. Her name is Joice Hasselmann.
She made electoral history by receiving the highest number of votes for a woman to the lower Chamber of Deputies.
Correspondent Paulo Cabral met the newly-elected Congresswoman and sat down with her for an interview.
Joice Hasselmann and her fellow representatives will take office on February 1st – one month after the presidential inauguration.