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Right-wing populism is on the rise in many parts of the world. The same global political tendency that propelled Trump to the US presidency in 2016 is now in full force in Brazil with the election of tough-talking Jair Bolsonaro on Monday, and in Germany, where the Alternative for Germany (AfD) has begun to overtake Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). RT America’s Rick Sanchez asks, “Why?” Then, RT’s Peter Oliver brings us the details of AfD’s electoral success while Nick Sanchez O’Donovan reports on Bolsonaro’s shocking electoral triumph and what it means for Brazil.
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