Bolsonaro limits himself to saying that he will respect the Constitution after losing the elections
The president of Brazil does not congratulate the winner, Lula da Silva
It was his first appearance after not being re-elected in the elections last Sunday
The politician has referred to the “feeling of indignation and injustice of the electoral process”
He looked like he wanted to finish soon. In his first appearance after losing the elections last Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro has not congratulated the winner, Lula da Silva. Three minutes of speech in which the acting president of Brazil wanted to thank the more than 58 million citizens who voted for him. The politician has spoken of “feeling of indignation and injustice of the electoral process.”
Many of his followers block highways and access to major cities in the country. “Peaceful demonstrations will always be welcome, but our methods cannot be those of the left that have always harmed the population,” he argued without further reference to those protests unleashed in Brazil. “We need freedom and we are stronger than ever for order and progress“.
The only reference to his political opponents has been when, without mentioning them by name, he has referred to them as “undemocratic.”
“I have always been told that it was anti-democratic and contrary to my opponents, I have always played within the four lines of our democracy,” Bolsonaro assured, surrounded by members of his government. “I will continue to comply with all the commandments of the Constitution of my country“.
Just three minutes of speech. With the same haste with which he has arrived, he has left.
Lula will take office on January 1
After the president’s statement, the Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira, has arrived at the podium and has announced that it has been authorized by Bolsonaro to lead the transfer of powers to his successorwhom he has called “President Lula”
The new president of Brazil will take office on January 1. Ahead there are two months of transition of power in which the elected vice president, Geraldo Alckmin, will lead the coordination of the teams.
“Geraldo Alckmin is the Vice President of the Republic. It has more than legitimacy and political and institutional power to lead this. The decision of the president (elect) went in that direction,” the president of the Workers’ Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann, announced on Tuesday.
Alckmin, from the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and the former governor of Sao Paolo, will lead a team of 50 people, including Hoffmann and former minister Aloizio Mercadante, who coordinated the government program for Lula’s candidacy, to put transition underway.
“Our proposal is to go to Brasilia, have a face-to-face meeting with whoever is part of the (Bolsonaro) government that will make this transition so that we can put the transition team into operation,” Hoffmann said.