Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has revisited his most contentious campaign promises, calling for looser gun laws, urging a high-profile anticorruption judge to join his government and promising to cut government advertising for media that “lie”. In interviews with TV stations and on social media, Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former army captain, who won 55% of Sunday’s vote and will be sworn in on January 1, made clear he would not waste time in pushing through his conservative agenda. Bolsonaro, who ran on a law-and-order platform, said he wants Sergio Moro, the judge who has overseen the sprawling “Car Wash” corruption trials and convicted former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of graft, to join his government as justice minister. Barring that, he said he would nominate him to the supreme court. The next vacancy on the court is expected in 2020. Moro did not respond to requests for comment. But Ascânio Seleme, editor in chief for the O Globo newspaper, wrote in a Tuesday...

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