Presidential elections in Brazil
The Minister of Communications confirmed to Reuters that the outgoing president will not contest the results
Communications Minister Jair Bolsonaro told Reuters that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not contest his electoral defeat and will address the nation on Tuesday. Fabio Faria.
The presidential rhetoric could defuse the protests of his supporters, who have blocked highways in several Brazilian states, along with truck drivers loyal to Bolsonaro who have demanded that he challenge the electoral victory of leftist Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.
Bolsonaro has yet to make any public comment on the election result and has not contacted Lula after Sunday’s vote.
Bolsonaro’s political allies, including his chief of staff, Cyrus NogueiraI have already started to establish contact with Lula’s team to discuss the move. Some, including the speaker of the lower house of Congress, have said publicly that Bolsonaro’s government should respect the election result.
Truck drivers – who have benefited from Bolsonaro’s cut in diesel costs – are one of the president’s main interest groups, and have already disrupted the Brazilian economy by blocking roads.
The Brazilian supermarket parlor denounced it Display problems Because of the protests, Bolsonaro appealed to resolve the situation before store shelves began to run out.
The Supreme court Police ordered the removal of dozens of roadblocks that blocked access to a major grain export port, closed the country’s largest airport and began affecting the transport of food and fuel.
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