The two candidates faced a run-off on 28 October 2018, and Bolsonaro was elected with 55.1% of the vote.
Bolsonaro's paternal grandfather's family comes from Veneto, more precisely the city of Anguillara Veneta, in the province of Padua.
His great-grandfather, Vittorio Bolzonaro (the surname was originally written with a Z), was born on 12 April 1878.
Vittorio's parents immigrated to Brazil when he was ten, together with his little siblings, Giovanna and Tranquillo.
After a first degree conviction, he was acquitted by the Brazilian Supreme Military Court in 1988.
He joined the reserve army in 1988 with the rank of Captain and ran for the Rio de Janeiro City Council that same year, being elected while a member of the Christian Democratic Party.
He came in first place in the first round of the general election on 7 October 2018, with Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad coming in second place.Later he studied at the Army Physical Training School in Rio de Janeiro and served in the 21st Field Artillery Group and the 8th Paratrooper Field Artillery Group, from the Paratrooper Brigade, both in the same city.His superior officers described him as "aggressive" and having an "excessive ambition to get financial and economical gain".Bolsonaro was born in the small town of Glicério, in the northwest area of the state of São Paulo.He graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy in 1977 and served in the Brazilian Army's field artillery and parachutist groups.