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Jair Bolsonaro begins his four-year term as President of Brazil. Qatar withdraws from OPEC. Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Austria.

January 3 — Chinese probe Chang'e 4 becomes the first human-made object to land on the far side of the Moon. February 16 — Nigeria will hold a general election to vote for their parliament members and president. April 9 — Israel will elect its next parliament.

April 17 — Indonesia will hold a general election. For the first time, the eligible voters will vote for representatives at all levels, governors, and president simultaneously.