In this Spotlight, we ask: What are four of the top issues President Jair Bolsonaro might prioritize in his first one hundred days in office?

In one of the most consequential presidential elections in the country’s recent history, Brazilians elected Jair Messias Bolsonaro their next president on October 28, 2018, after two highly contested rounds of voting that left Brazilians deeply divided. Now, just days after his January 1 inauguration, the former army captain will soon face pressure from his supporters to enact some of the policy changes on which he campaigned, while many Brazilians will remain cautious about what might come next.

Bolsonaro was elected with 55 percent of the vote (or 57.7 million votes of over 140 million)—a margin of more than 10 percentage points over Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro won in fifteen of twenty-six states plus the Federal District, and in 97 percent of the richest cities in the country, while voters in the northeast and in 98 percent of the poorest cities in Brazil cast their ballots for his opponent. This is symbolic of more than a deep chasm in Brazil’s society; it represents the range of issues Brazilians went to the polls to address—from sky-high unemployment rates to pension and tax reform, to corruption and security.

What can we expect from Bolsonaro’s new administration? How will President Jair Bolsonaro and his government steer Brazil to seize new opportunities, while addressing some of the country’s most complex and crucial issues?