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Brazil's Bolsonaro praises constitution amid rights concerns

AP  |  Brasilia 

President-elect is insisting on his respect for Brazil's constitution implicitly responding to fears his administration might roll back civil rights.

attended a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate and said the document is "the true north" of democracy.

It was his first trip to the capital since he won the election last month. He was severely wounded in a knife attack during a campaign event in September and has largely kept to his home in in recent weeks.

Boslonaro has repeatedly disparaged women, black people and gays and some fear those remarks will affect policy when he takes office January 1.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:20 IST